The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) has taken interim acceptance of its first Al-Ofouq-class patrol vessel from Singapore shipyard ST Marine.

The ship, Al-Seeb (Z 20), was accepted on 31 March in a ceremony presided over by commander of the RNO, Rear Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis bin Abdullah al Raisi, at ST Marine’s premises in Benoi.

Al-Seeb is the first of four vessels ordered from the shipyard under a SGD880 million (USD640 million) contract awarded in April 2012 by Oman’s Ministry of Defence. […]