Damen Shipyard Group has been contracted by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) to deliver two new Stan Patrol 4207 vessels, as part of a fleet renewal programme.
To be renamed HMJS Cornwall and HMJS Middlesex, the two new vessels will replace the JDF Coast Guard Unit’s three Damen-built County Class offshore patrol vessels, HMJS Cornwall, HMJS Middlesex and HMJS Surrey.
Damen is carrying out minor modifications on both of the vessels prior to finishing the outfitting process.
Two teams of JDF representatives, along with Damen’s own expedition team will be assigned to transfer the new vessel to Jamaica in January 2017.
Damen sales manager Americas Alan Borde said: “We are very proud to announce that the Jamaica Defence Force has once again selected Damen for its fleet requirements.
“We are looking forward to seeing these vessels in operation for this much valued client.”
The contract also includes a trade-in agreement, under which the three decommissioned ships will be sold through Damen Trading after performing update and repair works at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam.
The 42.8m-long Stan Patrol 4207-designed vessels can accommodate 12 to 24 members and can operate at a speed of 30k.
The ships feature slender hull lines that facilitate better sea performance with low resistance.
Image: Jamaican defence force orders two new Stan 4207 vessels. Photo: courtesy of Damen Shipyards Group.