Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Ships to be equipped with New Pacific 24 Rigid Inflatable Boats
The RIBs, built and customised in BAE Systems Boats factory in Portsmouth, UK are being supplied to Australia's Austal to equip two Cape-class Patrol Boats they are building for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard.Follow Navy Recognition on Google News at this link
Rendering of P24s at the rear part of the ship. (Picture source: BAE Systems)
The P24 is a small and agile boat that can be deployed for a variety of tasks from counter-piracy and counter-narcotics missions, to force protection, rescue and logistics operations. It is used by a number of military customers, including the Royal Navy, but its versatility, fuel-efficiency and high-tech construction also lends itself to use by civil customers too. The MKIV version of the P24 incorporates the latest technologies in hull construction, including improved shock mitigation and propulsion, and provides extra safety to craft and crew by complying with rigorous Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) testing procedures, including drops, slams and self-righting trials, making them the vessel of choice for coast guard work.
Austal Head of Supply Chain and General Manager New Builds (Australia), Ben Wardle, said: The MKIV Pacific 24 from BAE Systems was the first choice of sea boat for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard.Our customer needs assurance that their sea boats can perform in life and death scenarios in harsh maritime environments, including in tropical storm and hurricane conditions. The pedigree of the P24, with its range of interna....