VARD 7 072

Type:Offshore Patrol Vessel
Class:Patrol Vessel
Design:VARD 7 072

The VARD 7 072 is an offshore patrol vessel design that is economical to construct, maintain and operate, yet provides a high degree of utility, safety and crew comfort on long patrols. This vessel meets or exceeds US Navy criteria, including the Ocean Service 1(a) requirement that ensures the vessel is able to weather the full force of tropical cyclones. It has been designed to withstand a minimum assumed wind speed of 100 knots on the beam.The main duties are to carry out search and rescue operations, patrol exclusive economic zones, and prevent and detect any illegal activities within the maritime zone.