The Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina - SEMAR) and Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group have signed contracts for three, 42-meter patrol vessels in addition to navy’s existing fleet.
The new ships will be of the Damen Stan Patrol 4207 design. Known in Mexico as the Ténochtitlan class, the three new SPa 4207 vessels will be built by the Mexican Navy Yard ASTIMAR 1 in Tampico. Damen will provide the engineering, material package, technical assistance and crew training.
The vessels will be named after Mexican historical sites and are expected to be launched in 2016. With these three patrol vessels, the total number of vessels in the Ténochtitlan class will come to 10.
Damen Coastal and Offshore Patrol Vessels already operate for years in the coastal waters of the U.S., Canada, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Mexico, Honduras, Cape Verde and the Netherlands.