Oct. 26, 2015 By Richard Tomkins (UPI)
HENDERSON, Australia-- Austal, the Australian shipbuilder, has launched a high speed support vessel being built and outfitted for the Royal Navy of Oman. The vessel is 236.2 feet in length and was launched Saturday from the company's facility in Henderson, South Australia, after 13 months of construction work. The future RNOV Al Mubshir will complete final fitting before sea trials. It will be delivered next year.