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Peruvian President Vizcarra plans to authorise new ships for navy

11 October 2019
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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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