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Royal Moroccan Navy receives 2nd Sigma class frigate


2nd Sigma class frigate, Sultan Moulay Ismail. Photo: DSNS

GORINCHEM (BNS): After successful sea trials, the second of three Sigma class frigates, Sultan Moulay Ismail, was delivered to the Royal Moroccan Navy.

The ship built by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) in Flushing, was transferred on March 10. The delivery of the frigate was achieved within four years from the effective date of contract, the Company said.

The first frigate Tarik Ben Zayid was commissioned on 10 September 2011, the third frigate for the Royal Moroccan Navy is well underway, it said.

After commissioning, the crew will continue with another three weeks or Safety Training Sail Den Helder and North Sea. At the beginning of April, after conclusion of this training period, Sultan Moulay Ismail frigate will start her maiden voyage to Morocco.

The Royal Moroccan Navy Sigma class frigates are equipped to conduct the traditional naval tasks as well as maritime security operations.

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