Austal Australia has launched the first of two Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard.
The 58-metre vessel, which is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2021, is being built under a AU$126 million (US$93.5 million) contract awarded by the government of Trinidad and Tobago.
The patrol boat will have a 4,000-nautical-mile range and a 28-day patrol cycle, with a crew of up to 22. It will also serve as a mothership for two high-speed 7.3-metre rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) used for intercepting other vessels.
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