Gdf: new multi-role patrol vessel arrives in Sardinia

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(ANSA) – CAGLIARI, 22 AUGUST – From 22 August to 1 September 2022 some ports in Sardinia – Porto Cervo, Olbia and Cagliari – will see the landing of the new multi-role patrol vessel of the Guardia di Finanza, called “P.04 Osum”. The new naval platform of the Fiamme Gialle, the first unit of the “Bandiera Class”, was recently launched by the Vittoria shipyard in Adria.

With a displacement of 500 tons, a length of 60 meters, a width of 9.5 and a draft of 3.5 meters, it is the largest ship ever of the Naval Service of the Guardia di Finanza. The Osum is equipped with the most modern communication and radar detection systems, with the ability to ensure, with long periods of autonomy, the function of maritime police and surveillance of national and community maritime borders, even with weather conditions. difficult marinas. In fact, thanks to the particular shape of the “ax” bow and the innovative “green” diesel-electric propulsion, it can easily reach the speed of 18 knots as well as the remarkable “continuous” operational autonomy of about 15 days of navigation, allowing to cover distances of approximately 2,000 nautical miles. The Osum ship will further enhance the operational capacity of the Departments that carry out wide-ranging maritime patrols. The new patrol vessel, co-financed with Community resources deriving from the “Internal Security Fund 2014-2020”, has a crew of 30 soldiers, with the possibility of hosting European officials during joint international operations promoted by the European Frontex Agency, to which will be immediately called to operate. It also has an area that allows the take-off and landing of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), capable of significantly increasing the capacity for discovery and long-range intervention. You are equipped with two 9-meter-long Service Boats (BS), which are essential for rescue, boarding and control of suspect vessels. You will be called upon to coordinate the activities of preventing and combating irregular immigration and other illicit trafficking by sea. (HANDLE).

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