PIRIOU Delivers 50m LCT Landing Craft to Moroccan Royal Navy


By MarEx 2016-07-25 16:57:39

PIRIOU has just delivered a 50 m LCT (Landing Craft Tank) to the Moroccan Royal Navy (MRN). The LCT was ordered in 2015 and built in France. The out flagging ceremony took place on July 25th

The barge ‘SIDI IFNI’ which will be operated in the Moroccan coastal waters, will leave Concarneau by the end of July to get to its basis in Agadir, in convoy with the OPV 70 ‘BIR ANZARANE’ of the Moroccan Royal Navy.

The contract also included the training to handle and operate the vessel for the 22 members of the first crew. This training was organized during the first two weeks of July in Concarneau.

Vincent Faujour,  PIRIOU Group General Manager declares “This contract with the Moroccan Royal Navy was a first step in Morocco. This successful partnership is presently going on with the overhaul of the OPV Rais Bargach as well as the order for a second vessel- a BHO2M. This is the confirmation of our capacity to export our know-how and civil and military products thanks to our subsidiary Kership.”

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