“USCGC Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) concludes Operation Blue Pacific expeditionary patrol” –Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam and What It Says About Cutter X

Below is a press release marking the end of an unusual patrol. We have seen several earlier press releases. “U.S. Coast Guard participating in Operation Island Chief, Operation Blue Pacific 2022” –News Release, 14 Aug. “Solomon Islands doesn’t answer US Coast … Continue reading

Three Missile Armed Cutter X for Senegal, 20 Patrol Boats for Ukraine

Two posts from Naval News. French shipbuilders are doing well in the patrol vessel market. First, “The Ministry of Armed Forces of Senegal and French shipbuilder PIRIOU signed November 17 a procurement contract for three OPV 58 S for the … Continue reading

Project 22160 patrol ships, Russia’s Cutter X

Recently, NavyRecognition reported Russia was laying down a third Project 22160 patrol ship. The first of this class should enter service next year. In size they fall between the Offshore Patrol Cutter and the Webber class WPCs, in the range I … Continue reading