Sea Platforms

New Israeli-made OPV voyages to Honduras

12 December 2019

The Honduran navy's new offshore patrol vessel (OPV), General José Trinidad Cabañas (FNH-2021), is scheduled to arrive in the Central American nation by the end of the month or early January 2020.

The vessel departed an Israeli port on 5 December and is currently undertaking a 20-30 day voyage to the Puerto Cortes port, according to the Honduran navy.

The ship, which was built by Israel Shipyards, has a length of 62 m, displaces approximately 500 tonnes, has a maximum speed of 32 kts, and possesses a landing deck for a helicopter. It was launched in July.

General José Trinidad Cabañas will be used to combat drug trafficking, illegal fishing, and other maritime crimes in Honduran waters.

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