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Damen delivers Stan Patrol 4207 to the Jamaican Coast Guard


According to a press release published by Damen Shipyards on November 22, 2021, a Damen SPa 4207, the second vessel in an order of four Damen vessels for the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard, has been officially handed over in Kingston, Jamaica.
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Construction on the vessel had already begun when the global pandemic struck and the rapid spread of the virus meant that upon completion of the vessel, pandemic travel restrictions made it unfeasible to arrange a crew to deliver her on own keel since the crew would not be permitted to return to their home countries once they arrived in Jamaica.

Not to be deterred, the Damen Services vessel delivery teams worked to devise an alternative arrangement. The vessel left Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam, not on her own keel as is usual for this model, but onboard the BBC Congo, a heavy transport vessel.

Once final checks had been made, the BBC Congo, and her precious cargo, sailed East across the South Pacific and through the Panama Canal, before arriving, just under two months later, in Kingston, Jamaica.

On the morning of her arrival, the JDF’s new vessel was offloaded and, with a support fleet of smaller craft, was delivered to its base nearby.

The four-vessel contract between Damen and the JDF saw the delivery of an FCS 5009 Patrol in 2020. Another SPa 4207 and a second FCS 5009 Patrol will be delivered in the years to come.

The Dutch shipbuilding firm The Damen Group designs and manufactures a range of patrol vessels, of various sizes, including the Damen Stan 4207 Patrol Vessels. The Damen Stan patrol vessel designs' names include a four-digit code, where the first two digits are the vessel's length, in metres, and the second two digits are its width.

The Stan Patrol 4207 has a length of 42.8 m (140.4 ft) and a beam of 7.1 m (23.3 ft), she can reach a top speed of 26 knots (48 km/h).