|Operators:||Royal Moroccan Navy|
|Class & type:||Bir Anzaran class|
|Type:||offshore patrol vessel|
|Installed power:||8.16 MW (5 500 cv)|
|Propulsion:||2 x Wärtsilä 12V26 diesel engines|
|Speed:||22 knots (41 km/h)|
|Range:||4200 Nm (7780 km) @ 12 knots|
|Boats & landing
|Fast intervention craft on the deck|
|Complement:||64 officers; ratings 4 pax|
|Surface search: DECCA Bridgemaster II radar|
|Aviation facilities:||helicopter landing pad / no hangar|
Definition of the Equipment and requirements
The main mission is the surveillance of Moroccan EEZ and control of fisheries in the Atlantic ocean, with secondary roles including detecting illegal immigration, smuggling and drug trafficking and supporting counter terrorism and search and rescue patrols along Moroccan coasts.
Bir Anzaran is the first in a series, which will include three more units: P342, P343 and P344 with an option for two more. The Moroccan EM (Etat Major) now discuss the purchase of a more sophisticated and advanced version for the three last ships to be built.
Its hull is made of steel and aluminum structures, for a displacement of 800 tonnes with a maximum speed of 22 knots.
It received its weapons at the port of Casablanca:
|P-341||Bir Anzaran||25 Aug 2010||23 June 2011||In service|