Austal delivered the fourth Guardian-class patrol boat to the Australian Department of Defence on Friday, August 16.
The vessel was then gifted by the Government of Australia to the Government of Samoa during a handover ceremony at Austal’s Henderson shipyard.
The patrol boat will be operated by the maritime unit of the Samoa Police Service.
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