Florence Parly, Minister of the Armies, had announced on September 24, 2017 the order of a third patroller of type “PLG” (light patrol Guyanese) for the Antilles. Under this decision, the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) on 1st December 2017 its construction in the shipyard Socarenam.
This PLG will increase the state’s response capabilities in the region, especially to better cope with humanitarian crises or conducting operations against trafficking. It will be delivered in 2019.
The first two light patrol Guyana (PLG), Confidence and The Resolved , ordered by the DGA December 19, 2014 were respectively approved the 1 st February and September 8, 2017. Particularly suited to the operating environment of the maritime area Antilles-Guyane, these two multipurpose vessels allow the Navy to carry out missions of sovereignty and the protection of national interests in the maritime zone Antilles-Guyane, including the protection of the Guiana Space Center, the police of the fisheries, the fight against illicit trafficking, the detection of illegal migratory flows, the surveillance of navigation, the safeguarding of persons and goods, the fight against maritime pollution.