Morocco has ordered five Damen Interceptor 1503 boats for counter-terrorism and smuggling roles, Damen announced on 14 December.

It said the Interceptor 1503 can reach speeds of up to 60 kt using three diesel engines with separate drives and has a hull made of an advanced fibre-reinforced plastic in an epoxy resin matrix.

Damen earlier announced that it had delivered a tug to the Royal Moroccan Navy. Named Al-Mounkid (A 02), the Stan Tug 2208 is the Moroccan Navy’s first tug and will reduce its reliance on commercial providers, the shipyard said on 8 December. […]