The first of two patrol vessels for the Brazilian Navy has been launched by Inace shipyard in Fortaleza Brazil.

The 54m-long vessel is the fourth large patrol vessel built by the shipyard. The previous three were 46m in length.

Currently, a total of six coastal patrol vessels are under construction at the Inace shipyard, while three vessels have already been delivered to the Brazilian Navy.

The 500t patrol vessels can cruise at a maximum speed of 22kt.