Tag Archives: offshore patrol vessel (OPV)

US-made GDF Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel arrives

The Offshore Patrol Vessel, GDFS Shahoud, finally arrived in Guyana on Sunday and docked at the Guyana Defence Force’s Coast Guard headquarters at about 10:30 AM, well-placed sources said. Modeled as the 115 Defiant, the vessel should have arrived in Guyana last year October, but that was shifted to February, 2024. However, sources said the vessel, made by the American ...

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Renamed GDF Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel arriving soon after rough sea trials

The US$11.5 million offshore patrol vessel (OPV) that was purchased from the American company, Metal Shark, underwent a rigid sea trial that resulted in the need to make a number of modifications to make it fit-for-purpose in Guyana’s marine environment, sources said. “Sea trials must have problems,” one source said. Shortly after leaving the shipyard in the United States, sources ...

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French company to supply GDF with offshore patrol vessel; Venezuela condemns deal as “threat” to regional peace

A French company has sealed a deal with the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to build a US$42-million military offshore patrol vessel (OPV), a move that has triggered a sharp rebuke by Venezuela. “The price of the vessel includes the cost of the vessel and its equipment and the integrated logistics support services inclusive of training for a five-year period,” the ...

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