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Chile picks design partner for Escotillón IV

15th February 2021 - 15:00 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC

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ASMAR and Vard Marine team up to construct new Chilean transport vessels.

An amphibious and military transport vessel will be designed by Canada-based Vard Marine for the Chilean Navy, under the Escotillón IV programme to modernise fleet transport operations.

The new vessels will be based on existing Vard Series 7 designs and will be adapted to the specific requirements of the Chilean Navy. 

The new ship will incorporate ‘the latest generation of integrated well-dock systems enabling the carriage and deployment of a wide range of containerised and vehicle cargo, landing craft, helicopters and rescue boats’, Vard noted in a 1 February press release.

Given the fact that the that containerised cargo

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