The launch of a new – very pretty – sail training vessel last week at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, Romania. We guess she passed the inclining test…
The client is believed to be the Royal Navy of Oman.
With thanks for heads-up to John O’Regan, owner of the G.L. Watson & Co. designed ex RNLI Arun Class prototype lifeboat Samuel J, and maritime Twitter-central in Ireland.
[Update 26 November, 2013: After a little hiccup yesterday when the original videos were pulled; hopefully these remain.]
[Update 16 December, 2013: Two videos from different viewpoints that were linked here were later removed from youtube, so the links have been removed here.]
[Update 14 February, 2014: Two more videos back up again (below). Good update with under sail rendering recently posted at the Damen web site. She was named RNOV Shabab Oman, and has been towed to Damen’s Damen Schelde yard at Vlissingen, Holland for final fitting out.]
[Update 7 March, 2014: Even more viewpoints. Was the forefoot supposed to do that?]
[Update 25 November, 2014: On 12 September, the Royal Navy of Oman formally accepted ownership of its stunning new sail training vessel RNOV Shabab Oman II at a ceremony at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.]
~ Iain McAllister ~