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Pakistan receives decommissioned MCMV from Belgium

09 October 2018

Shipping company Peters & May Ltd has transported a decommissioned mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) from Belgium to Pakistan.

The UK-based company announced on its website that the 540-tonne ship, along with three 40 ft containers containing additional parts, had been delivered to the South Asian country by mid-2018.

No further details about the identity of the ship were provided. However, Jane’s understands the vessel in question is the ex- Aste r (ex-M 915) MCMV, a decommissioned Belgian navy Flower-class (Tripartite) MCMV.

It is unclear whether the ship will be operated by the Pakistan Navy (PN) or used for spares. Pakistan currently operates three similar Tripartite-class ships acquired from France, known as the Munsif (Éridan) class in PN service.

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