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AMRJ to complete third patrol ship for Brazilian Navy

04 December 2017

Brazil’s state-owned shipyard Arsenal de Guerra do Rio de Janeiro (AMRJ), beginning in 2018, will work to complete construction of a third Macaé-class coastal patrol ship for the Brazilian Navy.

The ship, Maracanã (P 72), already mostly built, was sent to AMRJ in Rio de Janeiro from privately owned shipbuilder Estaleiro Ilha (EISA) in late November.

EISA was contracted to build ships Maracanã , Mangaratiba , Miramar , Magé, and Maragogipe , but the navy revoked the contract in February 2016 after EISA failed to fulfill contractual obligations, including delivery timelines. The first four are at different stages of construction.

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