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  1. Gryphon

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    Karachi, September 21, 2017 – Acting U.S. Consul General John Warner and other representatives of the U.S. Mission to Pakistan attended a commissioning ceremony hosted by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) for two 110-foot Island-Class patrol boats.

    The boats were provided by the United States to the PMSA via a grant transfer on December 7, 2016. Over the last year, more than 40 Pakistani sailors received training in Baltimore, Maryland, on how to operate and maintain these patrol boats.

    The transfer of the vessels, valued at nearly $16 million, contributes to shared U.S.-Pakistan security interests. The patrol boats enhance the PMSA’s ability to conduct maritime security operations promoting the free flow of commerce while detecting income-generating narcotics and contraband that could be used by terrorists to fund and conceal their organizations.

    This is just one of many examples of ongoing cooperation between U.S. and Pakistani military forces, bolstering our mutual security by working together to confront shared challenges.

    By U.S. Mission Pakistan | 26 September, 2017 | Topics: Press Releases

    PMSA Commissioning Ceremony Highlights Pak-U.S. Cooperation
     
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    How many boats we buying from USA ? Are they same as cutters ?!
     
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    two of them delivered

    nope they are not same as cutters
     
  5. AZADPAKISTAN2009

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    Tiny boats ...not very useful 34 meters good for taking people on scuba diving , coral reef Tours

    Size of fishing boat
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    Fishing boat
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    The deal for cutters been cancelled?
     
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    this is what my friends have been called in the past as peanuts....

    a well armed and persistent fishing boat can over power this peace of junk... why don't they place it on roundabout infront of US embassy??
    ???
     
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    Something is better then nothing , people stop being so negative.
     
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  10. AZADPAKISTAN2009

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    When you start introducing shitty products , it sets wrong example for standards

    In all honestly don't understand a nation of 200 Million people can't find manpower to make
    140 Meter Ships with "HAND" forget fancy machinery we have enough man ower to make 140-150 meter ships

    Give the workers a salary and tools and they will make a replica of the best Aircraft carriers if they need to just need to have a thinking of nation that wants to reach it's full potential

    US since 60's has been keen to keep all the Navies of the region backward and does nots supplies such ships as a means to be the police in region and influence regional policy

    There might be 100,000 labourer in gawadar who would take Pakistani standard salary and manufacture an amazing Cutter ship all made locally by hand
     
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    These guys need aircraft carrier for MSA
     
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    http://commercial.apolloduck.com/boat.phtml?id=318630

    High End ship made in Denmark being sold for 20 Million
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    Patrol Boat from Japan being sold for 2 Million
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    Research ship can be converted into a full blown coastal patrol ship
    for sale 1.5 Million
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    For Sale France 50,000 Euro
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    Commercial boats are sold in free market all the time


    500,000 USD
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    500,000 USD
    Fantastic offshore research ship



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    South american patrol boat sale 6 million
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    • All 8 Ships can be brought for 70-75 Million USD investment modest tiny figure and you can service the ships interior with local labour refurbishment etc
    • We got labour force


    Turkish Options

    Simple solution order 20 Ships divide between Gawadar / Karachi port

    Or Order from Turkey as well it can carry ample rescued people at sea
    With people standing on boat you can judge the size of ship and what it can do real time rescue at sea

    Appears to be ready for fast response
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    Ideal Universal platform for fast response which is the prime goal for rescue crafts
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    Really don't have to wait 5 years to get Global cutter from Uncle Samuel Jackson


    Difficult for me to understand that Pakistan can't spare 70-80 Million for 8 Used coast guard ships and , can't place order for Turkish Coast Guard fast boats


    We could have a nice 8 Ships(used) (50 Meter to 70 meter ships) + 20 Turkish coast guard ships total of 28 ships added for coast guard duties and be done with the process
     
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    Why cutters we're not delivered?? What's difference between cutters and these??
     
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    Definition of cutter ;)
    noun
    1.
    a person or thing that cuts something, in particular.
    2.
    a light, fast coastal patrol boat.


    Island-class patrol boat is a class of cutters of the United States Coast Guard.
     
  15. AZADPAKISTAN2009

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    There are ample Sea vessals available in free second handmarket , and these ships offer ample size and operational capabilities.

    However slowness in buying or neglection in buying is a problem

    If every Pakistani budget had allocated 70-80 Million for Coast guard machinery purchase (Second hand) it is not difficult to see how second hand ships would been purchased long time ago instead of waiting for a small tiny boat from USA after 3-4 year of time waste

    I would have opted for purchase approval for 8 used ships of decent size in used market

    Total Cost : 75 Million
    Refurbishment (Paint / Cleaning / Interior cleanup & Paint ): 5 Million allocated in budget

    Not sure how much the Turkish Patrol 20 Patrol Boats would cost but it won't extremely out of budget type price





    Turkish Fast boats (5 Million per ship x 20) = 100 Million
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    We have 2-3 Ships of this type we call it MRTP fast attack boats etc but this platform is also suitable for Coast guard role


    Seems big enough to save 100 people at sea
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    We operate 2 boats of this variant in Navy
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