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OPV set for October delivery

23rd August 2016 - 12:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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French shipbuilders OCEA launched a Type 190 Mk2 OPV last month and the vessel, destined for an as yet unnamed West African country, is currently being fitted out ahead of a future delivery.

The vessel was floating at the Les Sables d’Olonne facility on 21 July following the awarding in 2013 of a contract to purchase an ocean capable patrol vessel to monitor national EEZ. OCEA themselves specialise in the design and construction of aluminium-hulled patrol vessels up to 85m in length.

The Type 190 Mk2 is powered by two MTU 16V 4000 engines with twin-fixed propellers, in addition to

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