Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fincantieri redelivers upgraded OPV P61 to AFM

Fincantieri delivered Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPv) P61 to the Armed Forces of Malta, following upgrading activities carried out at the Group's dry-docking facility within the Port of Genoa.

The aim of the works, which lasted about six months, was to improve the reaction capability of the vessel. The upgrade included the installation of a new main propulsion plant, other machinery and equipment as well as the overhaul of most of the ship’s on board systems.  

OPV P61 is over 53m long and was built and delivered by Fincantieri's shipyard of Muggiano to the Armed Forces of Malta in 2005. It is a modified variant of the Diciotti-Class patrol boat, built by Fincantieri for the Italian Coast Guard.

The upgrading project was co-financed by the European Union Internal Security Fund. (Source: Fincantieri, 27-Nov-2017)