Austal Celebrates Keel Laying for further Cape Class Patrol Boat

By Peter Pospiech at August 19, 2013 10:30
Filed Under: Company News, General
Australia has 36,000 kilometres of coastline and an offshore maritime area of nearly 13 million square kilometres. The new Customs and Border Protection Cape Class Patrol Boats will play a significant role in border security by maintaining a presence around Australia’s coastline and responding to reported or suspected border incidents and illegal activity. Customs and Border Protection vessels perform strategic patrols and tactical surveillance and enforcement for various agencies to address maritime security threats within and beyond Australia’s 200 nautical mile exclusive economic Zone (eeZ).  Demonstrating the rapid progress of the Cape Class Patrol Boat Program, Austal hosted on August 14 the keel-laying ceremony for the third vessel, Cape Nelson, one of eight 56-metre patrol boats that Austal is designing, building and supporting for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Cape Class is a program of work that underpins Austal’s strategy as a g... [More]

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