Enforcer, an 18m high-speed vessel supplied by Sapphire Marine, is assisting the fleet of Sailing Arabia-The Tour.
A press release said that the vessel, made in Salalah, is playing a pivotal role in safety, logistics and management of the race.
Andy Andrews, sales and marketing manager of Sapphire Marine, who is onboard the Enforcer, stated, ‘Without the support from a multi purpose vessel, events such as Sailing Arabia-The Tour are nearly impossible to stage. We are therefore proud to be able to support this Omani venture across the GCC with the Enforcer as she is also a symbol of Oman’s maritime progress.’
The release said that the Enforcer was designed and built to the highest international standards by Sapphire Marine at Salalah.
She has a top speed of 45-50 knots and a range of up to 300 nautical miles depending on sea conditions. Two Caterpillar C18 engines deliver a total of 2,300hp via twin Doen waterjet propulsion units, the release said.
She is equipped with safety and rescue equipment like Raymarine radar, VHF radio, CCTV, depth sounder, searchlight as well as loud hailer, and is capable of operating during both day and night, the release added.