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US supplies latest vessel to strengthen Caribbean and Central American security

29th May 2024 - 09:51 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington DC


The latest NCPV donated by the US to a partner country ahead of its journey to Guatemala. (Photo: Metal Shark)

A US Navy Rear Admiral highlighted the importance of the US working closely with allies in its own backyard as Louisiana shipbuilder delivers latest patrol vessel to partner nation.

The US has continued to donate equipment to the militaries of its allies across the Caribbean and throughout Central America throughout 2024, with the objective of improving its partners’ internal security and to help the crack down on transnational crimes, particularly the smuggling of narcotics.

On 10 May, Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark announced that a Near Coastal Patrol Vessel (NCPV) was en route to Guatemala to be delivered to the country’s armed forces. In 2017, the US Navy contracted Metal Shark to manufacture up to 13 NCPVs for US partners throughout the Caribbean and Central America as part of a

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Wilder Alejandro Sanchez


Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

Wilder Alejandro Sánchez is an analyst who covers defense & security, geopolitical, and trade issues …

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