Honduran Navy’s newest OPV departs on delivery voyage

Photo: Israel Shipyards

The Honduran Navy’s newest offshore patrol vessel (OPV) has departed the facilities of Israel Shipyards and set sail on its delivery voyage to its new operators.

The OPV, which is a variant of Israel Shipyards’ Sa’ar 4.5 missile boat, has been named General José Trinidad Cabañas after a celebrated figure in the Honduran Civil War of 1826-1829 who later became the country’s president. It has a length of 62 metres, a speed of 32 knots, a helicopter deck, and anti-ship missiles.

General José Trinidad Cabañas is expected to arrive in Honduras by early January 2020. It will be used on maritime security patrols, counter-drug operations, and fisheries protection.

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