“10,000 Tons Patrol Vessel ‘Haixun’ Launched For China’s Maritime Safety Administration” –Naval News

Artist impression of 10,000 tons class patrol vessel Haixun

Naval News reports the launch of a 10.700 ton cutter (more than twice the size of a National Security Cutter) for the Chinese Maritime Safety Agency. We knew this was coming.

“The 165-meter maritime security patrol vessel has a displacement of 10,700 tonnes and a speed of over 25 knots (46 km / h). It can travel more than 10,000 nautical miles (18,520 kilometers) at an economical speed of 16 knots (30 km / h) and make trips of more than 90 days.”

This is not the China Coast Guard (CCG). That is a separate agency and they already have built ships that may be larger than this.

Like the China Coast Guard ships, these may have a wartime role as fast attack transports. Unlike the CCG ships, these do not appear to have significant armament.

Speed of construction is significant. “Construction of the vessel began in May 2019…and is set to enter service next year.”

7 thoughts on ““10,000 Tons Patrol Vessel ‘Haixun’ Launched For China’s Maritime Safety Administration” –Naval News

  1. Other than super bumper boats and pure intimidation, what do these monsters really get them? I don’t see why we would need to chase them for parity on this one. Same as Russians and the nuke icebreakers.

    • I don’t think anyone is suggesting the USCG build anything similar, but the Japanese were the first to build these very large cutters. They have four of them now. The S. Koreans have some very large ones also.

      Does look like they are planning on playing bumper boats.

      Like I say, I suspect they might be used as fast transports in war time. Between their boats and their helicopter(s) they could put a useful number of troops ashore pretty rapidly.

      • I could see them do an if it floats it fights routine.Maybe they need big ships to tow a mulberry over or something old school invasion.

    • Counting the number of satellite domes, endurance and a substantial command capability. If the intent is to control an area short of major fighting it would represent a substantial presence which didn’t have to go away too often.

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