The second of the two Project Arialah offshore patrol vessels for the UAE Critical Infrastructure and Coastal Protection Authority (CICPA) was officially inaugurated in an 18 February ceremony on the NAVDEX waterfront.
Hmeem was handed over by Abu Dhabi Ship Building (Stand B-022) in February 2018. Based on Damen’s Sea Axe 6711 hull form, the two Project Arialah-class vessels were built by Damen (Stand B-026) at its Galati shipyard in Romania and subsequently delivered to Abu Dhabi Ship Building for combat systems outfit and integration.
Lead ship Arialah was officially inaugurated during NAVDEX 2017. CICPA will use the ships for maritime security, law enforcement, offshore patrol and search and rescue missions.