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The Norwegian Coast Guard names the third and final ship of the Jan Mayen class

The Norwegian Coast Guard names the third and final ship of the Jan Mayen class

The Norwegian Coast Guard had held a naming ceremony for the third and final ship of the Jan Mayen class.

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As announced, the ship was christened on June 12, 2024 in Vard Langsten in Norway. With the naming ceremony of the third ship in the Jan Mayen class, one of Norway’s largest ever maritime acquisitions is about to be completed.

According to the officials, the ship will contribute to strengthening the readiness, capability and endurance of the Norwegian Coast Guard along the coast and in Norway’s maritime area of ​​interest.

“This is a big day for us at the Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency and the Norwegian coast. We welcome KV Hopen, the third and final coast guard ship in the Jan Mayen class, to the Norwegian Armed Forces. For decades we have supported the Navy and the Coast Guard with the Noordkaap class. We look forward to supporting KV Hopen and the Jan Mayen class during their service in Norway,” said Gro JaereDirector General of the Norwegian Defense Equipment Agency.

The contract for the construction of three coast guard ships was signed on June 25, 2018 between the Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency and VARD. Together the ships have a total cost of NOK 8 billion ($756 million).

The first two coast guard ships, KV Jan Mayen and KV Bjørnøya, were transferred from the Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency to the Navy in 2023.

KV Hopen is being built under strict environmental and emission requirements and the three new ships are equipped with CBRN protection, which means collective protection against chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear pollution.

The Jan Mayen class is a considerably larger ship than the Nordkapp class and has capabilities such as ice reinforcement, modern technology, accommodation for 100 people, helicopter deck and hangar, and can remain at sea for eight weeks without running out of fuel, provisions and other supplies must be submitted. consumables, officials said.

Like the other two ships, the KV Hopen is 136.4 meters long and 22 meters wide and will be able to operate in the entire Norwegian area of ​​interest. Based on the Navy’s requirements, the Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency designed the ships together with LMG in Bergen. The hulls were built by Vard Shipyards Romania – Tulcea and equipped, finished and delivered from Vard Langsten in Norway.