Fincantieri delivers first Musherib-class offshore patrol vessel to Qatar

According to information published by Fincantieri on January 31, 2022, Fincantieri has delivered the first-in-class OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel – “Musherib”, ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defence.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Musherib-class Offshore Patrol Vessel Musherib (Picture source: Fincantieri)

The Musherib class is a class of offshore patrol vessels built by Fincantieri for the Qatari Emiri Navy. Musherib was laid down in August 2017 in Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano, Italy. She was launched on 18 September 2020.

The “Musherib” OPV vessel design is consistent with the RINAMIL for Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) rules. She is a flexible type of ship capable of performing several services, from surveillance to combat functions.

The propulsion system has four variable pitch propellers, two to starboard and two to the left, each in line with a diesel propulsion engine. Furthermore, the vessel is capable of operating an RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) through a crane located at the stern.