The ceremony was attended by the Brodosplit CEO, Tomislav Debeljak and the senior state officials – the State Secretary for Defence, Zdravko Jakop, the Chief of the General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces, General Mirko Šundov , the Commander of the Croatian Navy, Rear Admiral Predrag Stipanović, the Coast Guard Commander, Commodore Ivo Raffaneli and Split-dalmatian county representatives.
The coastal patrol vessel is built and equipped in compliance with the Croatian Register of Shipping. The boat is 43.5 long, with a 8-m beam and is equipped with the basic weapons of the modern Coast Guards (the 30-mm automatic gun, two manually-operated 12.7 mm machine guns and four MANPAD systems. The boat have crews of 14 and sail at the speed of 28 knots, a long range and 10-day autonomy at sea.
It is a project of five vessels for the needs of Croatian Navy Coast Guard, that is supposed to enable Croatian Coastal Guard to come in tune with more modern coastal guard services on a global level. The basic purpose of the vessel is patrolling for the sake of supervision and protection of Croatian interests at sea. They will be used as support to island population and in search and rescue sea operations. In war times coastal patrol vessels are used for protection of internal waters and fighting and logistics support tasks.
Armed forces will receive new capabilities and Brodosplit Shipyard will gets a new product that could launch further on international markets.