Construction of a stealth-contoured 75m helicopter-carrying OPV has started at ASMAR's Naval Shipyard Division in Chile for the island of Mauritius. The requirement was for an advanced vessel to patrol out the EEZ having both a high-speed and loiter capability with a good weapon-weight provision together with superior range and endurance enhanced by the ability to operate a helicopter. Space was required to accommodate a military detachment or 100 survivors apart from the ship's complement of 58, as well as a hold for the stowage of anti-pollution equipment and chemicals. A profile drawing of the vessel is given.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Naval Architect, June 1995, p E375 [1 p, 2 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Wood, G
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00717321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM