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Iraqi Offshore Support Vessel (OSV)

OSV 1 in preparation for launch. (U.S. Navy Photo)  
OSV 1 in preparation for launch. (U.S. Navy Photo)
The Iraqi 60 meter Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs) has been developed for the Iraqi Navy as part of the U.S. Navy’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program. The two OSVs have been procured with total package support and will reconstitute Iraq's ability to enforce maritime sovereignty and security in the Northern Arabian Gulf.

OSVs are multi-function vessels providing a wide range of capabilities to support oil production platforms. The vessels will provide transport support for crew changes and resupply to the platforms. Each OSV is equipped with guns and outfitted with fast attack boats to defend it and the offshore platforms. The vessels each include a vertical replenishment deck to facilitate the transfer of crew and supplies as needed.

RiverHawk Fast Sea Frames is the prime contractor for the OSV procurement, with Gulf Island Marine Fabricators manufacturing the steel hull and aluminum deckhouse and outfitted the vessels.