Metal Shark NCPV on Delivery Voyage to Costa Rica
The journey continues! Here’s the latest 85-foot Near Coastal Patrol Vessel (NCPV) docked in Cozumel, Mexico January 31st after departing St. Pete, Florida on Monday. Our delivery team is now headed south to Colombia and will then transit the Panama Canal into the Pacific, delivering the vessel in Costa Rica next week.
This is the fifth Metal Shark NCPV to be completed out of a 13-boat, $54 million US Navy contract awarded in 2017, aimed at increasing the US allied naval presence across Latin America and the Caribbean. Primary NCPV missions include border patrol, counter narcotics, counterterrorism, and protecting waters of economic importance. Previous Metal Shark NCPV deliveries include Panama, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and El Salvador. The NCPV program continues in force, with multiple vessels currently under construction.