Second corvette emerges

A second corvette under construction for the Royal Navy of Oman at Portsmouth has put to sea for the first time. The future RNOV Al-Rahmani sailed into a murky Solent with a joint navy and shipyard crew for initial sea trials.

Launched almost exactly two years earlier the ship is part of Project Khareef , a £400 million contract for the design, construction and support of three ocean-going warships.

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