Rodriquez Cantieri Navali on April 11 signed a contract for the supply of five catamarans for the Sultanate of Oman
. Rodriquez Cantieri Navali will build five fast ferries inside the yards of Messina and the times of realization and delivery are foreseen by the end of 2008. The ships will be of two different types to be used by the client for two different purposes. Three ships (South vessel), will carry 100 passengers, 10 crew units and 22 vehicles at a maximum speed of 41 knots, while the other two ones (Rescue vessel), will carry up to 200 rescued people at a maximum speed of 40 knots. Both the types will have a length of 52 meters and will be completely built in aluminum with the same propulsion. Each ship will have four engines MTU 16V4000
M71 with a power of 2465 Kw each.