Navantia Delivers Second Patrol Boat to Venezuela

16 November 2010 (Last Updated November 16th, 2010 18:30)

Navantia has officially turned over the second of four BVL-type patrol vessels, the Yavire, ordered by the Venezuelan military in San Fernando, southern Spain. The 262ft-long Yavire has a displacement capacity of 1,453t, can cruise at a speed of 22kt and can perform a variety of missions

Navantia has officially turned over the second of four BVL-type patrol vessels, the Yavire, ordered by the Venezuelan military in San Fernando, southern Spain.

The 262ft-long Yavire has a displacement capacity of 1,453t, can cruise at a speed of 22kt and can perform a variety of missions including surveillance and coastal zone protection, surface protection and passive electronic warfare.

Missions include maritime traffic protection, fire fighting, pollution control and cleanup, transportation of personnel and supplies, search and rescue operations, rapid intervention, and diver support.

Venezuela has also ordered four ocean-going offshore patrol vessels from Navantia, according to United Press Trust.