The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) took interim acceptance of its second Al-Ofouq patrol vessel from Singaporean shipbuilder ST Marine on 10 September.

The vessel, Shinas (Z 21), was accepted at ST Marine’s Benoi shipyard in Singapore. The ceremony was presided over by the RNO’s commander, Rear Admiral Abdullah bin Khamis bin Abdullah al Raisi.

Shinas is one of four Al-Ofouq vessels ordered from ST Marine under a SGD880 million (USD620 million) contract awarded by Oman’s Ministry of Defence in April 2012. […]