The notion of buying Israel patrol vessels
was first mooted during the previous administration but plans were shelved in 2013 due to the financial crisis.
Present at the launch ceremony of Istiklal patrol vessel
, Minister of National Defence Farhat Horchani boasted this achievement "a first in the Arab world and the continent after South Africa.
Among Indian shipyards, mention has to be made of Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers' Car Nicobar-class 49-metre fast patrol boat and of Larsen & Toubro's 46-metre fast patrol vessel
design, while Indonesian PT Palindo Marine delivered a range of patrol boats to the local Navy.
The Coast Guard Administration said two patrol vessels
left Keelung, a northern port in Taiwan, at around 7 a.
A larger number of Chinese maritime patrol vessels
as well as fishing boats were also in the area, according to the Philippines, though both sides imposed unilateral fishing bans in the area during the dispute.
He also spent fleet time in HMS Newcastle and HMS Leeds Castle - the Falkland Islands' patrol vessel
The coast guard had sent the aircraft and patrol vessel
to the area after receiving a distress signal from waters off Amami-Oshima Island at around 3:20 p.
THE Royal Navy fisheries patrol vessel
HMS Tyne has taken part in an unusual operation in aid of charity.
The Commandant said that an offshore patrol vessel
(OPV), which had a helicopter on board, had arrived at Palk Bay to join with other patrolling vessels.
It will be the first of many visits to the North East for the fishery protection patrol vessel
since the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) moved its headquarters to Newcastle from London.
IN DOCK: Patrol vessel
HMS Mersey at the cruise liner terminal on the River Mersey
Offshore fishing patrol vessel
, HMS Mersey, docks at the cruise liner terminal on the River Mersey, in Liverpool Pictures: ANDREW TEEBAY