We joined our dive/snorkelling boat in the tourist port of Sharm which at the time (April 2013) was under military control.
In the port there were at least fifty vessels all waiting to take a steady stream of tourists arriving by coach out to the various reefs in the National Park.
We took the pictures below in between three snorkelling stops on different reefs during a full day out on the water.
These vessels which as far as I can determine are unnamed have a displacement of 600 tons fully loaded and measure 54.9m long, 7.6m wide with a draught of 2.0m. Powered by two diesel engines generating 600 bhp with twin screws they can make 11 knots.
They can carry 200 tonnes of equipment / troops.
Armament consists of 2 dual 37mm or 40mm guns.
The vessels are soviet built and were transferred to the Egyptian Navy between 1967-1969.