29 April 2016
Marsun M21 patrol boat (photo : TAF)
The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has laid the keel for the first of four additional M21-class patrol boats on order from local shipyard Marsun Company Limited, the service announced via its press affairs office on 25 April.
A keel laying ceremony was held on the same day at the company's facilities in Samut Prakan and attended by senior members of the RTN.
The RTN currently operates three M21-class patrol boats, which were also built and delivered by Marsun in May 2013. The service placed an order for more vessels, which are likely to be deployed with the service's Coast Guard Squadron, in July 2015.