BAE Systems launched second OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessel) ‘Scarborough’ on November 19 at Clyde for the Trinidad and Tobago Coastguard.
- In April 2007, BAE Systems received a £150 million contract to build, integrate, test and commission (up to sea trials) three OPVs for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard.
- The construction of the OPVs was started in January 2008.
- The OPVs are
- OPV1: Port of Spain (being constructed at Portsmouth)
- OPV2: Scarborough (being constructed at Clyde)
- OPV3: Santa Fe (being constructed at Clyde)
- The contract also includes providing training to the OPV crew and a five year in-service support package to OPVs.
- The operational sea training to the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard crew is being provided by UK Ministry of Defence.
Here is the photograph from BAE Systems: Port of Spain, the first OPV.
View more photographs and read more
- News Release from BAE Systems.
- Photographs from Upper Clyde Shipping.
- From VT Flagship: Training the Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard.
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