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Mauritius: The new ship-patrol, CGS Barracuda docked in late February after having experienced some mechanical problems

The new ship-patrol Mauritius, CGS Barracuda, built in the Indian shipyards for 58.5 million dollars and which was to arrive at her home port in mid-January, finally will disembark only around 26 February on the island, and after having experienced some mechanical problems.
An officer from the Indian Navy is at the helm of the ship-patrol with a second Mauritian nationality.
To recall, the authorities of the Great Peninsula have provided financial assistance in the construction of the ship at 10 million. A loan of 48.5 million dollars from the Indian bank, Exim Bank, has also been allocated.
CGS Barracuda, along 75 meters and weighing 1,350 tons can travel 5,000 nautical miles at a speed of 20 knots. Featuring high technology and sophisticated systems of electronic navigational equipment, the patrol boat will be deployed in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for different surveillance missions and fight against piracy, illegal fishing and drug trafficking.
The new patrol will also make its contribution to the search and rescue conducted in the Mauritian waters.


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