EU NAVFOR Helping Build Djibouti Coast Guard

Building and supporting maritime capabilities in the region is vital for on-going shared security and cooperation. EU NAVFOR is committed to assisting where it can to strengthen development with local partners. EU NAVFOR’s warship ITS Carlo Margottini recently conducted a local maritime capacity building exercise with members of the Djibouti Coastguard. The training focused on boarding operations and evidence gathering with the Coast Guard. The embarked Italian crew delivered the maritime training as part of the EU’s integrated approach to tackling piracy on the high seas. This training proved to…

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First ARES 150 Hercules Successful Trials Leads to Order for Three More From Qatar Coast Guard

BMT has successfully completed sea trials for the first of two 48m patrol boats destined for the Qatar Coastguard. ARES 150 HERCULES-01Partnering with ARES Shipyard (ARES), the duo have designed and built 17 patrol boats from advanced composites in just 36 months – 18 months ahead of schedule. The last in the series – the 48m ARES 150 HERCULES has just completed sea trials which have been hailed a success with the vessel achieving a maximum speed of 37 knots. The total order from the Qatar Ministry of Interior, Coastguard…

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Argentine Coast Guard Guarani (GC 195) Launched in Israel

Google Translation The new coastguard of the Prefectura Naval Argentina GC 195 (which will be called GUARANÍ) was launched in Israel and will soon join the fleet of the National Maritime Authority for the security and control of the waters and maritime and fluvial borders of Argentina. This is the first of the four “Shaldag” units that the Ministry of National Security acquired, in agreement with the Ministry of Defense of Israel (SIBAT), within the framework of the re-equipment established for the Naval Prefecture. The boats are 25.5 meters in…

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VARD Invited to Negotiate for Three Coast Guard Vessels for Norway

Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has been invited to continue negotiations for the construction of three vessels for the Norwegian Coast Guard. The Norwegian Government had originally announced plans for the construction of three new Coast Guard vessels in September 2016. Following review of offers from three competing yards, Vard Langsten has now been selected to continue negotiations. If the negotiations are successful, according to the Government’s timetable, the project shall be tabled for…

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Fincantieri Delivers Last Two OPVs for Bangladesh Coast Guard

On October 12th, Fincantieri delivered the last two of four Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) in Muggiano (La Spezia) to the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG). This was through the upgrading and conversion of the “Minerva” class corvettes, decommissioned by the Italian Navy. These are the “Urania” and “Danaide” vessels, renamed “KARAMUZZAMAN” and “MANSOOR ALI”, which have been retired from the national fleet in March 2016 and shortly after arrived at Fincantieri’s dock in Genova, where the upgrading and conversion activities started. The units have been completed at the Integrated naval shipyard…

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