Tunisian Navy's OPV conducts joint exercise with Greek Navy

According to information published by the Greek MoD on August 22, a PASSEX (Passing Exercise) of the frigate Kanaris and the Etna class replenishment oiler Prometheus with the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) TNS Jugurtha was conducted in the wider maritime area north of the port of La Goulette, Tunisia.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Tunisian Offshore Patrol Vessel 1400 TNS Jugurtha (Picture source: Hellenic MoD)

During the co-training, communication and advanced maneuvering items were performed.

This co-training contributed to the promotion of the level of operational readiness, combat capability, and cooperation of the participants, as well as to the practical on-board training of the Naval Cadets in the framework of the Summer Training Course (SPC) of the Naval Cadet School (NCS).

About the TNS Jugurtha

TNS Jugurtha is the first Multi Service Offshore Patrol Vessel 1400 (MSOPV 1400) delivered by Damen to the Tunisian Navy. Despite its size, the smallest OPV offers high-level capabilities. It features an integral helicopter, two sea boats and 25-day endurance, all within 72 meters.

The OPV is powered by four Caterpillar 3512C diesels driving two controllable pitch propellers. Its maximum speed is estimated to be between 21 and 23 knots. The range is thought to be around 4,000nm and endurance around 25 days. The ship complement is 40 +12.