24 Juni 2012

Keel Laying Ceremony for the New Boat of the Fleet

24 Juni 2012

M36 patrol boat by Marsun Shipbuilding (all photos : TAF, Marsun)


Institute of Defence was invited by Marsun Shipbuilding and the Navy to participate in the keel laying ceremony of the M36 boat for Naval fleet support at the Marsun Shipbuilding shipyard. Three M36 ships will be built by Marsun.
The mission is to support the operation of ships at sea surveillance patrols to prevent infiltration, protection of fishing boats and commercial vessels, prevention and protection of natural resources in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea. Law of the sea by naval authorities have been delegated to provide security and glory of the royal family.



The vessel has a Special Operations Unit, which can be delivered in the Royal Navy. Container or nursing, which can be introduced in hospitals and medical treatment to the ships for the victims. The concept of shipbuilding in the style of boat used for staff who work on offshore oil drilling. The new ship designs are used by the army is still preserved. Official standard hull made ​​of aluminum and is active in the Coast Guard fleet, based at Sattahip, Chonburi.



The purpose of this ship is at a low level threat protection and rescue people from disaster. This ship is armed, has a boat dock with a 30 mm machine gun and two 0.50-inch machine gun platform and bomb. The missile can be used if the mission is to find a high level of threat. The budget for the third ship of about 553 million baht.


Marsun Shipbuilding Co. will deliver the ship to the Navy in 2013. Use of this ship by the Navy in the country is considered as promoting self-reliance and sustainability and to express confidence in the quality craftsmanship of the Thai people with the ability to develop to meet international standards, thus the defense industry will continue to grow in a sustainable manner.

(DTAD)

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