At Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen, on February 2, the second Multi-Mission Frigate under construction for the Royal Moroccan Navy, was rolled out of the assembly hall.
The 98 metre long ship has been constructed entirely on land at the DSNS yard at Vlissingen-East and is now ready, on schedule, to be completed at the Vlissingen-City shipyard.
Heavy Lifting and Transport company Mammoet Europe B.V., moved the 1700 ton vessel from the assembly hall to the pontoon after which the ship was launched.
The frigate was then be towed by tug boats to Vlissingen-City where it will be completed.
At this moment three Moroccan frigates are under construction at the DSNS yard in Vlissingen.
The first frigate of 105 metre was successfully launched in July 2010. The third frigate for the Royal Moroccan Navy, also 98 metres long, is planned to be launched at the end of this year.
Source: Damen Naval, March 4,2011; Image: