New Fleet for Trinidad and Tobago

Following a 4-year acquisition programme, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago has agreed to purchase twelve vessels for the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force from Damen Shipyards. The Signing Ceremony, which took place at the Ministry of National Security, Temple Court 1 Building, was attended by Permanent Secretary Carl A. Francison behalf of the Ministry of National Security andDamen Sales Director AmericasSander van Oord.
The order includes 4x Stan Patrol 5009 Coastal Patrol Vessels (middle); 2x Fast Crew Supply 5009 Utility Vessels (top) ; 6x Interceptor DI 1102 Interceptors (bottom). Picture: DAMEN

NavyRecognition reports that Trinidad and Tobago is purchasing 12 vessels from Damen. As is typical for Damen products the number represents nominal length and beam in meters.

 

7 thoughts on “New Fleet for Trinidad and Tobago

  1. Better equipped than our own Border Agency. Depressing really. Intelligence lead efforts aren’t the whole answer.

  2. NavyRecognition has more information on the weapon that has been chosen for the 51 meter patrol boats, http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3122, including more information about the boats themselves.
    Trinidad and Tobago Four Damen Stan Patrol 5009 Coastal Patrol Vessels:
    • 51 metres long, 9 metres wide
    • Speeds in excess of 28 knots
    • Range exceeds 2500 nautical miles
    • Equipped with an advanced surveillance system
    • Deploys an on-board 11metres interceptor plus a short-range 7.5metres Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB)

  3. Sir, I came across this report on your blog. I was part of the team that selected the vessels and did their sea trials. Should you wish for any information (short of anything classified), I’d be more than happy to oblige.

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