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Portugal commissions third modernised patrol ship

15 June 2018

The Portuguese Navy commissioned its third Tejo-class coastal patrol ship, NRP Mondego (P592), on 12 June.

NRP Mondego is one of five former Danish Flyvefisken-class Stanflex 300 patrol vessels purchased by the Portuguese Navy in 2014 and 2015.

Before entering service with the Portuguese Navy, the patrol boats are being modernised by Portuguese state-owned shipyard Arsenal do Alfeite, with work including structural modifications and the fitting of navigation and communication systems and a protected mount armed with a 12.7 mm machine gun.

The first two vessels, NRP Tejo and NRP Douro , were commissioned in May 2016 and 2017 respectively.

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