Damen Stan Patrol 4207 boat

Damen Shipyards has received a contract from the Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina) for the sixth Damen Stan Patrol 4207 boat.

Under the agreement, Damen will provide licence, material package and technical assistance for the sixth Tenochtitlan-class vessel, which will be constructed in the Mexican Navy Yard ASTIMAR 1 in Tampico, a city and port on the Gulf of Mexico.

The company will also provide crew training in the Netherlands.

Designed to support missions, including the safety and security of mariners, search-and-rescue (SAR) and patrol duties in the territorial waters, the vessels can be deployed to assist fisheries conservation and protection.

Capable of carrying a 7.5m-long diesel/waterjet engine-powered rigid inflatable boat (RIB), the 4207 has a length of 42.8m, beam of 7.1m, draught of 2.52m, and a depth of 3.7m at its sides.

"The patrol boat is designed to support missions, including the safety and security of mariners and search-and-rescue."

They are powered by two Caterpillar 3516B TA-HD/D engines, while the propulsion system consists of two REINTJES WLS 930 gearboxes and two controllable pitch propellers.

With a maximum range of 1,800nm at a speed of 12k, the boats have a patrol speed of 26k and can run continuously for 150 hours at 12k, accommodating a crew of 16.

The auxiliary equipment includes a facet bilge water separator with a capacity of 0.5m3/h, Veth Motoren bow thrusters with a capacity of 75kW, Ajax fire fighting system with water/foam monitor, Westfalia fuel separator, Quantum stabilisers, sewage system, and water maker.

Image: A Damen Shipyards-built Stan Patrol 4207 vessel stationed at a port. Photo: Copyright Damen Shipyards Group.

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