Socarenam Delivers Mistral to France

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 21, 2019

Pic: Mauric

Pic: Mauric

Socarenam, French shipyard specialized in the construction of all types of ships up to 110 meters long, has delivered Mistral, the final one of four patrol boats in a series designed by the maritime solution provider Mauric and ordered by the French Directorate-General of Customs and Indirect Taxes.

Mistral joins sisters Libecciu, Cers, and Vent d’Amont, which were delivered between September 2017 and May 2018.

Since 2007, Socarenam and Mauric are involved in the design and construction of vessels ordered by the French Customs: 2 units of 44 m Offshore Patrol Vessel (Jacques Oudart Fourmentin and Kermorvan – Mauric OPV 440), 1 unit of 53,5 m Offshore Patrol Vessel (Jean-François Deniau – Mauric OPV 535) 2 units of 32 m VSG (Vedettes de Surveillance Générale – Mauric Patrol Boat 320), and 4 units of 28 m VGC (Vedettes Garde-Côte - MAURIC Patrol Boat 280).

Initially, the contract was for two units + 2 units in option, but with the successful delivery of the two first units, the French Customs chose to trust us again.

In 2016, the sister ships Seudre and Levante, Patrol Boat 320, have been delivered respectively in Royan and Nice. Capable of maintaining their top speed (22 knots) even by high sea states, and to launch and recover a 6.5 m high speed RHIB from their aft deck, these vessels are highly suitable to manage missions of detection, identification, control and interception, in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Within the scope of the renewal of their fleet, the French customs launched another tender for smaller version of these new Patrol boats.

Socarenam and Mauric won this new public tender with a tailor-made design based on their extensive experience of semi-displacement hull form, and from 2017 to 2018 the 3 first units of coast guards vessels of 28 meters long were built and delivered.

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