Late Note: Unfortunately I let my frustration with the slowness of out cutter replacement and my natural snarkiness color this report, leaving the impression that the Mexican Navy was replacing its ships faster than the Coast Guard, which is not the case. Rather this ship was decommissioned because it had a damaging fire.
The German Navy blog “Marine Forum” reports,
The Mexican Navy has sunk its decommissioned patrol vessel „Uribe“ (P-121) off the Baja California coast where it will become the state’s first artificial reef (divers attraction).
I cannot help but notice this ship compared favorably to our 210s being 18 years newer, larger, faster, and better armed.
Shouldn’t this be embarrassing to someone?