In the scope of a ceremony held in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Finance Daniele Franco and the Commander General of the Guardia di Finanza, Gen. C.A. Giuseppe Zafarana, the P.04 OSUM, built to a Damen STAN PATROL 6009 design, officially received the naval flag in Genova on 22 September 2022. The event marked her joining the fleet of Italy’s law enforcement agency Guardia di Finanza as its new flagship.
The 60-metre vessel was built at the Cantiere Navale Vittoria Shipyard, based in Adria on Italy’s northern Adriatic coast, under Damen’s technical cooperation programme. P.04 OSUM is theagency’s first sustainable OPV with a hybrid, diesel-electric propulsion system, Damen writes in a press release.