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RAN receives second Cape class patrol boat

31st May 2017 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Austal has delivered the second Cape class patrol boat to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the company announced on 29 May.

Cape Inscription is the second of two 58m Cape class vessels ordered for the RAN under a contract signed in December 2015 with the National Australia Bank. The vessels will be leased to the RAN and deployed for the protection and surveillance of Australia's EEZ and maritime borders.

The first vessel, Cape Fourcroy, was delivered to the RAN in April.

David Singleton, CEO, Austal, said: ‘With the delivery of Cape Inscription and construction of 19 steel Pacific Patrol Boats underway, we are now preparing for both the Offshore Patrol Vessel and Future Frigate projects, which are due to commence next year.’

Eight Capes class vessels were delivered to the Australian Border Force by Austal between 2013 and 2015.

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