Naval News reports that Ukraine has announced they are in negotiations for joint production of 20 Patrol Boats to a French OCEA design for their “Sea Guard of the State Border Guard Service,” their coast guard. Sounds like it is a done deal with only minor details to work out.
As noted in the report, the Algerian Navy bought 21 of these and has ordered ten more.
They have a GRP hull and are powered by two 3,660 HP Caterpillar diesels using waterjets. Specs on the Algerian boats as follows.
- Displacement: 100 tons
- Length: 31.8 meters (104’4″)
- Beam: 6.3 meters (20’8″)
- Draft: 1.2 meters (3’11”)
- Speed: 30 knots
- Range: 900 nmi @ 14 knots
- Crew: 13
Most of these boats are armed with a single auto-cannon forward. In most cases a 20mm, the Algerian boats have a 30mm. Given the Ukranians’ tensions with Russia, curious to see if they may choose to provide more weapons.
We have seen products from OCEA before. They provided four smaller patrol boats to the Philippine Coast Guard. These boats like those that went to the Philippines have provision for a RHIB launched by davit.