Eastern Shipbuilding has cut the first steel for the future USCGC Argus, the first of a planned 25 Heritage-class offshore patrol cutters (OPCs) to be built for the US Coast Guard.
The vessel will have a length of 110 metres, a width of 16 metres, a draught of 5.2 metres, and a displacement of 3,500 tonnes.
Two MAN 16V28 7,280kW diesel engines will propel the future Argus to speeds in excess of 22 knots.
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