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ST Marine celebrates the Interim Delivery of second patrol vessel RNOV Shinas and the Naming of the third patrol vessel RNOV Sadh


RNOV Sadh is the third patrol vessel designed and built by ST Marine for the Royal Navy of Oman

RNOV Shinas is the second patrol vessel designed and built by ST Marine for the Royal Navy of Oman

Singapore, 10 September 2015 Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), today held the Interim Delivery and Acceptance ceremony for the second Patrol Vessel (PV), RNOV Shinas, together with the Naming Ceremony for the third PV RNOV Sadh built for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO). The Guest-of-Honour was the Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman, Rear Admiral (RADM) Abdullah bin Khamis bin Abdullah al-Raisi.

The contract for the design and build of the four Al-Ofouq Class of PVs was awarded by the Ministry of Defence of the Sultanate of Oman through a competitive international tender in April 2012. These four vessels will replace the current four Seeb-class patrol vessels commissioned in the early 1980s.

The Al-Ofouq class of PVs measures 75m in length and displaces approximately 1,250 tonnes. Armed with a modern weapon and combat management system the PVs are most suited for a variety of maritime and homeland security missions such as undertaking extended surveillance patrols of the Sultanate Exclusive Economic Zone.

"We thank the Almighty Allah on this blessed day that his Almighty enables us to receive the Royal Navy of Oman Vessel (RNOV Shinas) and give the name to the vessel (RNOV Sadh), which they are considered remarkable assets of the care and attention of His Majesty the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces – May Allah protect him – to develop his valiant forces, and continue the modernisation march for the RNO by supplying them with modern ship under the Project ‘Al-Ofouq’ which stipulates to equip the RNO with four navy coastal patrol ships. There is no doubt, that this project of the four state-of-the-art navy units are a vital tributary that will reinforce the RNO capabilities to perform their national duty and contribute to maritime security. This has been proved by sea trials for the first version of its class, the ship (RNOV Al-Seeb) after entering the Sultanate territorial waters and its join to the fleet. I pray to the Almighty Allah to safeguard the RNO’s vessels and their brave sailors from the sea risks, and to assist us all to serve our blessed country under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces – May Allah protect him." 
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Rear Admiral (RADM) Abdullah bin Khamis bin Abdullah al-Raisi, Commander, The Royal Navy of Oman

"ST Marine and the Royal Navy of Oman are again proud that we have achieved this ‘Double Milestones, Double Happiness’ together. Today is a day for us to celebrate and also a moment for us to reflect and thank our partners and colleagues for their commitment and hard work in the Al-Ofouq building journey. Without the unwavering support from the leadership of the Royal Navy of Oman and the resident project team, we would not be where we are today. I look forward to the next partnership with the Royal Navy of Oman."
~NG Sing Chan, President, ST Marine

Photos taken during the ceremonies

Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Rear-Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis bin Abdullah Al Raisi, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman
Naming of RNOV Sadh by Rear-Admiral Abdullah, Commander of the Royal Navy of Oman, accompanied by Mr Ng Sing Chan, President for ST Marine

Signing of Interim Acceptance certificate for RNOV Shinas
Group photo in front of the third patrol vessel in the Al-Ofouq programme, RNOV Sadh

ST Marine (Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd), the marine arm of ST Engineering, provides turnkey building, repair and conversion services for a wide spectrum of naval and commercial vessels. In shipbuilding, it has the proven capabilities to provide turnkey solutions from concept definition to detailed design, construction, on-board system installation and integration, testing, commissioning to through-life support. It has also established a track record in providing high engineering content shiprepair and ship conversion services for a worldwide clientele. ST Marine also provides a suite of sustainable environmental engineering solutions via its environmental engineering subsidiaries led by STSE Engineering Services Pte Ltd (STSE). Please visit http://www.stengg.com.

Media Contacts:
Zann Chua
Head, Corporate Communications
ST Marine
Tel: (65) 6860 9285 / (65) 9155 5600
Fax: (65) 6861 3028
Email: chuawuiwui@stengg.com

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