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Patrol ship Vedetta (P 407), Tiran strait, 2007
|Builders:||Cantieri Navali Istria, CLEMNA and SIMAN Srl in Cadimare, La Spezia|
|Beam:||7.06 m (23 ft 2 in)|
|Draught:||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) maximum|
|Range:||2,000 nmi (3,700 km; 2,300 mi) at 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph)|
|Crew:||16 (2 officers, 14 sailors)|
|2 x GEM Elettronica navigation radars|
The Esploratore class  is a series of four coastal patrol boats of the Italian Navy. They were designed and built specifically for use by the Multinational Force and Observers (M.F.O) peace-keeping mission in the Sinai (Red Sea). The mission is to guarantee freedom of navigation in the Straits of Tiran, safeguard human life at sea and protect the marine environment. Compared to the “Alberi” class they replaced, these ships feature lighter displacement, improved speed, longer range, and a crew requirement reduced by 40%.
|Marina Militare - Esploratore class|
|Esploratore||P 405||195 ||Istria, Cadimare La Spezia||14 February 1995||4 November 1996||14 July 1997||Videx post fata surgo|
|Sentinella||P 406||196 ||Istria, Cadimare La Spezia||14 February 1995||13 November 1997||10 July 1998||All'erta stò|
|Vedetta||P 407||197 ||CLEMNA, Cadimare La Spezia||14 February 1995||11 January 1997||29 July 1999||Cor meum vigilat|
|Staffetta||P 408||SIMAN Srl, Cadimare La Spezia||24 May 1997||12 January 2001||6 July 2005||Ubi navis ibi Patria|
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