The Croatian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has given the green light for Brodosplit Shipyard to start building the four remaining Omis-class inshore patrol craft (IPCs) for the country’s coastguard.
Under the terms of a contract signed on 17 February, the second boat is expected to be delivered by 18 September 2021, followed by the third and fourth vessels during 2022. The fifth and final vessel in the class is due to be handed over by 18 September 2023.
Brodosplit Shipyard was awarded a contract worth HRK385.4 million (USD56.6 million) for the construction of five 43.5 m IPCs in December 2014, and all units were originally due to enter service in 2017.
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