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Croatian Navy commissions new inshore patrol vessel

The Inshore Patrol Vessel 31 “Omiš” was commissioned by the Croatian Navy during officially a ceremony at the Admiral flote Sveto Letica – Barba navy base in Split.

The commissioned ceremony of the new inshore patrol vessel of the Croatian Navy was held in the Barracks “Fleet Admiral Sveto Letica –Barba” in Split on 7 December 2018, attended by the delegations of the Croatian Ministry of Defence and of the Croatian Armed Forces headed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Damir Krstičević, and by the Chief of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces General Mirko Šundov, and of the manufacturer company “Brodosplit” headed by CEO Tomislav Debeljak, who were joined by members of the organisational units of the Croatian Navy and other services of the Croatian Armed Forces, the retired commanders of the Croatian Navy and by representatives of the associations from the Homeland War and of the local authorities.

The Inshore Patrol Vessel 31 “Omiš” s godfather is Roko Vranić, father of Josip Vranić – the first fallen member of the Croatian Navy and the first victim of the Homeland War in Split The handover was concluded witrh the Handover Report.

Defense Minister Damir Krstičević in his address emphasised that the vessel – a work by Croatian experts in a Croatian shipyard – would significantly upgrade the Croatian Coast’s capabilities and that the Ministry of Defence and the Croatian Armed Forces again proved to be generators of the economy development and reliable partners to the Croatian businesses. ORH and HV once again demonstrated that the generators of economic development and a significant parter our companies.

“The Croatian industry, supported by the Ministry of Defence can further upgrade the capabilities of the Croatian Armed Forces, the complex systems such as large ships included”. The Minister also …read more

Read more here:: Defence Blog (Naval)

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