New interceptors for SVG Coastguard
April 16, 2010
New interceptors for SVG Coastguard

ST. VINCENT and the Grenadines has concluded the signing of purchase agreements for three new fast interceptors to handle the security and coastal protection requirements in our territorial waters and the economic exclusion zone.{{more}}

The agreement also allows for adding an additional unit by the end of 2010.

The purchase, to be delivered over the next 12 months, will include the latest designs from Michael Peters Yacht Design of Florida, United States, and will be constructed in the Far East by PPC International.

Two units of P59 featuring Arneson Surface Drives and powered by Seatek Engines will provide both security and search and rescue capabilities for the multi-island state, with one unit of P46 providing shorter range capabilities.