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Euronaval 2016: French Guiana OPV undergoes sea trials

18th October 2016 - 08:15 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Paris


The first of two offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) destined for French Guiana has undergone sea trials last week, revealed French shipbuilder Socarenam.

The second OPV for the French Guiana programme is expected to be delivered in February next year.

Speaking to Shephard at the Euronaval 2016 defence exhibition at Le Bourget, Paris, Tristan Serça, chargé d'affaires naval construction, said the global market for coast guard and OPV sized vessels was strong. In terms of the portfolio of vessels in their catalogue, the company was well placed to meet a range of maritime security and policing needs.

‘Every nation wants a

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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