Turkish ARES Shipyard Defining The Standards of The Middle East Coast Guards
Turkish-based shipbuilding company “ARES”, which has come into prominence with its activities especially in Qatar, has launched two fast patrol crafts within the scope of the contract to supply 14-off ARES 85 HERCULES Fast Patrol Vessels to Royal Oman Police (ROP) signed in 2018. The first ship of the package was launched on September 2019.

The breakthrough in Turkey’s defense industry is not a secret, yet, such an export program which includes fully customized vessels to meet the Royal Oman Police Coast Guard’s needs, and provide the agency with a much-expanded capability to patrol and secure the nation’s waters, is one of the largest scale sales of the Turkish Republic to a foreign country.

ARES has been building fast patrol crafts for the Qatari Coast Guard since they took order of 17 boats at DIMDEX 2014. As a result of their impressive performance, ARES won the Work Boat World’s ‘Best Patrol Boat Builder 2016’ award, in DIMDEX-2018 it took 9 additional orders from the Qatari Coast Guard.

We wanted to get information about the promising works of this company, which has achieved these successes in a such a short time, thanks to young and successful CEO of the ARES Company, Mr. Ozgur Utku ALANC, who responded our call warmly and answered our questions kindly.