On the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State of Qatar for Defence Affairs H.E. Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah and Italian Minister of Protection, Hon. Lorenzo Guerini, the supply of the second OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessels) “Sheraouh”, ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence inside the nationwide naval acquisition program, befell on the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. This system is price almost 4 billion euros and envisages, apart from 2 OPVs, 4 Corvettes over 100 meters lengthy and 1 LPD (Touchdown Platform Dock). Attending the occasion have been, amongst others, Workers Main Basic Abdulla Bin Hassan Al Sulaiti, Commander of the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces, Vice Admiral Enrico Credendino, Chief of the Italian Navy, H.E. Khalid bin Yousef Al-Sada, Ambassador to the State of Qatar in Italy, H.E. Alessandro Prunas, Ambassador of Italy to Qatar and, for Fincantieri, the Chairman, Gen. Claudio Graziano, and the CEO and Basic supervisor Pierroberto Folgiero.

The second Musherib-class OPV “Sheraouh” for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (Picture by Fincantieri )

Like its sister-ship “Musherib”, delivered in January 2022, the OPV “Sheraouh”, has been designed in compliance with the RINAMIL for Quick Patrol Vessel (FPV) guidelines and is a versatile kind of ship able to performing a number of providers, from surveillance to fight features. It’s about 63 meters lengthy, 9.2 meters vast, with a most velocity of 30 knots and it accommodates as many as 38 of crew members. Fincantieri showcased the Musherib-class offshore patrol vessels for the Qatari Emiri Navy throughout DIMDEX 2018. In August 2017, Qatar formally introduced for the order of the 2 ships of the category after signing the contract in June 2016. She began sea trials on 2 April 2021. They can function excessive velocity boats similar to rigid-hulled inflatable boats with the assistance of lateral cranes and hauling ramps.