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Peruvian President Vizcarra plans to authorise new ships for navy

11 October 2019

President Martín Vizcarra plans to authorise, soon, the construction of four new auxiliary transport vessels for the Peruvian Navy (Marina de Guerra del Perú: MGP).

In a speech on 8 October detailing those plans, Vizcarra did not specify the class of vessels that will be manufactured, but explained that they will be constructed by the Peruvian state-run shipyard SIMA.

The shipyard has already built a variety of vessels for the MGP in recent years, including the Makassar-class landing platform dock BAP Pisco – with a second ship, BAP Paita , currently in production – as well as Rio Pativilca-class offshore patrol boats and the training ship BAP Unión .

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