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Croatia orders four additional Omis-class coastal patrol vessels

The Croatian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has given the green light for Brodosplit Shipyard to start building the four remaining Omis-class inshore patrol craft (IPCs) for the country’s coastguard.

Croatia orders four additional Omis class coastal patrol vessels 925 001 Omis-class coastal patrol vessel (Picture source: Brodosplit)

The Croatian defense ministry has signed a contract with shipbuilder Brodosplit for the delivery of an additional four Omis-class coastal patrol vessels to the Croatian Navy.

The contract signing on February 17 followed the delivery of the lead boat in the class on December 7, 2018, after several years of delay.

The newly-ordered boats are to be delivered between 2021 and 2023.

The 43.5 m longship is equipped with a remote-controlled weapon station with an automatic 30mm cannon and two 12.7 m 4 hand-held machine guns and 4 portable anti-aircraft missile systems. The capacity of the ship is 17 people with a 10-day navigation autonomy. 28 knots are guaranteed by the main marine engines of 2 x 2525 kW or 2 x 3386 horsepower.

It is also equipped with a stern ramp and a rigid hull for 6 crew members with a propulsion diesel engine that allows speeds up to 40 knots and 60 NM navigation autonomy.

Omis-class vessels are designed for patrol, search and rescue, and EEZ protection missions. By expanding the airworthiness Croatian Navy will be able to participate in international search and rescue operations at sea.