Inauguration ceremony for 2nd Marine Surveillance Ship held in Hainan
The inauguration ceremony for Hainan’s 1,000-ton class Marine Surveillance Ship 2169 was held in Hainan on November 15th, 2013, according to the Hainan provincial marine and fishery department.
It is the second 1,000-ton class marine surveillance ship sent to Hainan, following Marine Surveillance Ship 2168, that will conduct routine operations in South China Sea.
With a displacement of 1,330 tons, a maximum speed of 20 knots, a range of over 5,000 nautical miles cruising radius and a holding force of 30 days, the ship is 79.9 meters long and 10.6 meters wide. It will carry a crew of 43.
The China Marine Surveillance 2169 Vessel will join Hainan’s patrol ship fleet to improve the regional water patrolling and the law enforcement capabilities of China in the South China Sea.