Arrival of Cyprus’ first offshore patrol vessel

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Arrival of Cyprus’ first offshore patrol vessel
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Cyprus’ first offshore patrol vessel (OPV) which was built in Israel had arrived at Larnaca port, it emerged on Wednesday.

It reached the island at midday Tuesday.

According to the defence ministry, the official ceremony for enlisting the vessel in the National Guard will take place on January 15, at the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base in Paphos.

Defence Minister Christophoros Fokaides was in Israel last September to attend the launch ceremony for the OPV, which was being built for Cyprus. The vessel was bought as part of a bilateral agreement and was constructed in Haifa’s...


Arrival of Cyprus’ first offshore patrol vessel


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