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Portuguese Navy inducts third OPV

12 July 2018

NRP 
        <I>Sines</I>
         is the third of four Viana do Castelo-class OPVs ordered by the Portuguese Navy. A further six are planned. (Portuguese Navy)NRP <I>Sines</I> is the third of four Viana do Castelo-class OPVs ordered by the Portuguese Navy. A further six are planned. (Portuguese Navy)The Portuguese Navy commissioned its third Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), NRP Sines (P 362), on 6 July.

NRP Sines and fourth ship NRP Setúbal (P 363) form a second batch of OPVs ordered from a consortium comprising West Sea-Estaleiros Navais and Thales subsidiary EDISOFT in July 2015 for about EUR77 million (USD90 million). Setúbal is due to commission in December.

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