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Friday, November 13, 2020 

The Pakistan Navy has commissioned its new Corvette a Damen OPV 1900 named 'PNS Tabuk' - the second of a pair ordered from Damen in 2017, and which were built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania.

The first vessel, PNS Yarmook, joined the Pakistan Navy’s fleet in February this year. Like her sister vessel, PNS Tabuk is a multipurpose, adaptable platform, capable of performing a variety of operations in a complex maritime environment. She is able to launch a helicopter and a UAV, as well as two RHIBs simultaneously.

MD Damen Shipyards Galati Flemming Sorensen said: “Damen has been involved in many projects in Pakistan since 1986 and we are very proud of this long-lasting and trusting cooperation.”

He stated that the successful outcome of the project was the result of a close cooperation between all involved.

“Such an achievement is only possible with good coordination, skilful workmanship, excellent teamwork and good cooperation between all parties involved. Despite the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic, the Pakistan, Romanian and Dutch project teams have managed, with perseverance, to continue their work to successful completion.”

Damen will continue to provide support to PNS Tabuk during her service.

Damen’s yard in Galati has built more than 40 vessels for the defence and security segment, including the last seven complex naval vessels for the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Stefan cel Mare offshore patrol vessel, the flagship of the Romanian Border Police.

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