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Patrol affirmation for Mexico

10th August 2017 - 11:15 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


In recent months the Mexican Navy has continued expanding its patrol vessel fleet and reaffirming areas of operations to meet not just cartel and narcotics challenges but also areas such as illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

The latest Tenochtitlan-class patrol vessel, the ARM Bonampak (PC-339), was commissioned into service in late July. An indigenous built version of Damen’s ubiquitous Stan Patrol 4207 design, the vessel is well suited to operations in the littorals and EEZs.

In June the tenth vessel in class, Chichén-Itzá (PC-340, pictured above), was launched at the Number One Marine Shipyard of the Marine Secretariat,

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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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