August 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – This month, the newly incorporated Barracuda Armored Vessel went into operation at the Rio de Janeiro Navy Fuel Depot (DepCMRJ). The employment of the vessel at DepCMRJ will be exclusively geared towards organic security actions to prevent / respond to invasions, traffic, anchoring and irregular fishing within the maritime security area of this military organization.
With capacity for five crew, the boat has a 300HP engine, a total length of 6.50m, a mouth of 2.54m and a maximum speed of 34 knots. The main advantage provided by the environment is the ballistic protection offered to its crew.
The acquisition of “Barracuda” represents an achievement for the Supply Sector. The commissioning brought to DepCMRJ an increase in deterrent capacity against potential threats present in the adjacent maritime area; marked by the recent escalation of crime in the Guanabara Bay area.