Damen Stan Patrol 4207 patrol vessel for Mexican Navy
first week of August the Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina) and Damen
Shipyards Group signed a contract for a fourth Damen Stan Patrol 4207.
The Dutch ship design and shipbuilding company will supply the Mexican
Navy with the design and material package with which ASTIMAR 1 (the
Mexican Navy yard in Tampico) will build the patrol vessel. In addition,
Damen will assist ASTIMAR 1 with technical support in order to optimize
the delivery time and quality of the vessel.
patrol vessel will be the fourth of its class.
Stan Patrol 4207 is designed to perform patrol duties in coastal areas
and the economic exclusive zone. Other clients who operate similar vessels
in the region include navies and coast guards of Jamaica, Barbados,
the Dutch Caribbean, Honduras, the Canadian Coast Guard and the US Coast
Guard. The USCG recently received five Fast Response Cutters for the
Sentinel Class, out of a series of 58, which are based on the same Damen
Stan Patrol design.
Two previous patrol vessels, ARM Tenochtitlan (PC-331) and ARM Teotihuacan
(PC-332) are already deployed by the Mexican Navy.
This Mexican patrol vessel is the fourth of this class to be built in
Mexico. As with other clients, Damen puts its DTC-program (Damen Technical
Cooperation) to use. This service is offered to both young and experienced
shipyards and aims, if and when the client so desires, to develop their
shipbuilding capabilities with respect to Damen vessels. With technical,
operational and logistical assistance Damen shares its extensive knowledge
on shipbuilding with many yards worldwide.
A fully equipped
Stan Patrol 4207 patrol vessel
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