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ADSB to build boats for UAE Coast Guard

Abu Dhabi Ship Building, the Gulf's only specialised naval warship builder, has received a multimillion dollar contract to build 12 patrol boats for the UAE Coast Guard, reported Gulf News. The 34-metre boats, constructed in composite materials, will have a 'mother-daughter' design. The 'mother' vessel will have a stern ramp that will accommodate a smaller, high-speed, 'daughter' boat that can be launched at sea to enable fast interception. The patrol boats will be laminated in ADSB's new composite workshop at the company's Musaffah shipyard.