The delivery of "Semaisma", the fourth and last unit of the "Al Zubarah" class of corvettes, commissioned from Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defense as part of the national naval acquisition program, took place at the Muggiano shipyard (La Spezia) .
The ceremony was attended, among others, by the staff major general (SEA) Abdullah Hassan Al-Sulaiti, commander of the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces, Khalid bin Yousef Al-Sada, Qatari ambassador in Rome, major general Hassan Rashid Al Ali, head of Qatar Armed Forces Projects, staff major general Hilal Al Muhannadi, defense attaché of Qatar in Rome, team admiral Salvatore Vitiello, commander of the logistics command of the Navy, and Dario Deste, director general of the Military Ships Division of Fincantieri.
The units, designed in accordance with the RINAMIL regulation, will be highly flexible with the ability to perform multiple tasks, ranging from patrolling with rescue capabilities at sea to the role of combat ship. About 107 meters long, 14,70 meters wide, they will be equipped with a combined diesel and diesel propulsion system (CODAD), they will be able to reach a maximum speed of 28 knots, accommodating 112 people on board.
The corvettes will also be able to use fast boats such as RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat), embarking them via a side crane and a ramp located at the extreme stern. The flight deck and hangar will be equipped to accommodate an NH90 helicopter.