The Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (Secretaría de Marina: SEMAR) commissioned ARM Chichén Itzá (PC 340), a Tenochtitlan-class coastal patrol vessel (CPV), in Veracruz on 6 November.
Chichén Itzá was constructed by Mexico’s state-run shipyard Astilleros de la Marina (ASTIMAR) in Tamaulipas. The vessel is 42 m long, has 25 kt maximum speed, and can transport a small boat. It was launched in June.
The platform will be utilised for coastal patrol operations, including counter-drug trafficking and search-and-rescue missions.
This is the 10th of the Tenochtitlan-class vessels that ASTIMAR has constructed. The first, ARM Tenochtitlan (PC 331), was commissioned in 2012.
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