The essence of versatility
Offshore Patrol Vessels
One of your pillars in delivering maritime security
Specifically developed for navies and coast guards worldwide, Damen’s Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) embody versatility. The OPV range, consisting of the OPV Military range and the OPV Coast Guard range, can be adapted to meet specific local requirements, offering proven solutions and high availability as a result of Damen’s global supply chain. They are a true Multi Mission Platform, able to adapt to a diverse range of tasks. Military Security (border & EEZ surveillance, counter-drugs, piracy) and Marine Safety, including Search and Rescue and oil spill detection, as well as fishery inspections, are just some of the tasks these OPVs excel at. Additionally, they are perfect for humanitarian aid such as disaster relief.
The choice of many Coast Guards and Law Enforcement Agencies
With more than 30 ships delivered and many under construction, Damen OPVs are continuously improved and have proven to be highly flexible in meeting customers’ demands. With this range of OPVs, from 50 to 125 meters long, Damen Defence and Security delivers turnkey design, engineering and construction in addition to product lifecycle support. The Damen range of patrol vessels provides customers with solutions that match their available budgets. All Damen patrol vessels are designed to enable National Law Enforcement capabilities to operate at sea. They provide the basis for maintaining presence, detecting violations, gathering evidence and the successful prosecution of criminals. They can even contribute to national security by using their onboard sensors to improve maritime situational awareness.
The ideal maritime security tool
Towards a sustainable future
Building on site
Damen OPV’s are developed to be multi-mission platforms. To suit multiple tasks the vessels are designed with a multi-mission bridge, hangar and bay. You choose your preferred solutions to suit your mission. For example for boarding, a RHIB mounted on a slipway has become the preferred option and is now a standard fit on OPVs and IPVs.
Multi Mission Bridge
The Bridge adjoins the Command & Control Centre (C&C Centre), ensuring easy and fast communication. This combination is known as our Multi Mission Bridge. The two spaces are separated by a sliding wall. During a mission the wall can be lowered, improving situational awareness in the C&C Centre.
Multi Mission Bay
“Take what you need and leave the unnecessary.” This approach makes the OPV versatile and mission focused. Mission modules (dedicated containers) containing specialist equipment can be lifted into the Multi Mission Bay, to meet the needs of the next mission.
Multi Mission Hangar
Surveillance from the sky is essential for optimising situational awareness. The Multi Mission Hangar can house aircraft from an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) such as the Boeing ScanEagle up to 11-tonne helicopters like the NH-90. Inside, the Multi Mission Hangar also has sufficient space to carry out maintenance activities.
Based on proven technology
For prolonged stays at sea the wellbeing of the crew is vital. Modern facilities (galley, recreational areas), as well as comfortable crew cabins, make the stay on board as pleasant as possible. Additionally the OPVs have superior seakeeping, even in rough seas.
Discover our models
Damen’s Offshore Patrol Vessels range from 1,000 to 3,750 tonnes displacement, with the largest able to reach speeds of 24 knots. If you would like more information about their specifications, please click here.Show models
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Damen Shipyards Cape Town celebrates blessing ceremony for second MMIPV
On 14 October 2022, the South African Navy (SAN) held a blessing ceremony for the second of three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV) at Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT).
Keel laying and steel cutting ceremony at Damen Shipyards
Celebrating the start of the construction of a second batch of two Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Pakistan Navy, the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi performed the initial welding work on the keel of the first vessel at Damen Shipyards Galatí
Damen Shipyards wins tender to supply high performance support vessel for Royal Navy’s NavyX innovation team
In a ceremony held at Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth on 29th July, the UK’s Royal Navy ‘NavyX’ innovation team took delivery of a modified Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 4008.
Damen to build two emergency response vessels for Romania
The General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations of the Romanian government has ordered two Damen Stan Patrol 5009 emergency response vessels.
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Buying an auxiliary vessel from Damen means a solid investment in the future of your fleet. We offer a variety of financing solutions and we have many yards to choose from. Building at an non-Damen yard is also possible. Our maintenance and repair service guarantees a long lifecycle for your vessel.
Tailored lifecycle support
Whatever maritime sector you work in, Damen Services is there for you 24/7. Always on standby.
Built at the location of your choice
You don’t have to build a Damen vessel at a Damen yard. We can support construction at any yard in the world.
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We provide a wide range of financing arrangements for all types of Damen vessels, equipment and products.