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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Three Marine Guard-class patrol vessels acquired from the US arrive in Uruguay

three class coastal patrol craft marine guard Purchased by the Uruguayan Navy from the United States arrived yesterday at the port of Montevideo. The voyage, which lasted 67 days, began at the USCG Shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland, where Infodefensa.com was the guest of honor, and covered 14 US ports with a voyage of 7,400 nautical miles without any inconvenience.

three ships, named ROU 14 Río Arapé, ROU 15 Río de la Plata why rou 16″ io jaguar received in Montevideo by the Minister of defending, Javier Garcia, Under Secretary of Defense, Col. Riviera Elgue, owner of defense personnelair chief rodolfo pereira, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral George Wilson, and head of procurement United States Coast Guardrear Admiral Douglas M. SchofieldTogether with other high military and civilian officials of the country.

coast guard marine guard The acquisitions were achieved thanks to a free transfer agreement between the two countries, but which required Uruguay to bear the cost of the ships’ repair and transfer to the country, which required a disbursement of approximately five million dollars. These units are the first the USCG makes available to third countries and remain the backbone of USCG coastal and harbor patrols in the United States.

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class ships marine guard was designed based on the model of suppression Stan 2600 and built by shipyard Bollinger Shipyard in Louisiana, United States. In total, 73 units were built for the Coast Guard and are still the backbone of its coastal and port area patrols.

The patrol boats displace in the order of 90 tons, with a length of 27 meters and are powered by two engines. person, They swim at a speed of 25 knots and with a range of 900 miles. Biological armament consists of two .50 machine guns, one per band, they have a semi-rigid boat with a ramp at the rear of the boat for rapid launch and recovery and they are equipped with a surface radar. furuno 3000 Series, Electronic Navigation Chart, Camera FLIR and state-of-the-art fully digital machine control systems. The crew consists of 10 to 12 crew members with the capacity to accommodate personnel of both sexes.

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