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Mauritius: The new ship-patrol CGS Barracuda soon docked in Port Louis




The new ship-patrol of Mauritius, the CGS Barracuda, built in the Indian shipbuilding companies for 58.5 million dollars is expected to arrive at its home port next week, and this, before the official ceremony of commissioning service scheduled on 21 January.
 
The authorities of the Great Peninsula have financially assisted in the construction of the ship to the tune of 10 million dollars. A loan of 48.5 million dollars from the Indian bank, Exim Bank, has also been allocated.
 
CGS Barracuda, 75 meters long and weighing 1,350 tons can cover 5,000 nautical miles at a speed of 20 knots. Featuring high technology and sophisticated systems of electronic navigation equipment, the patrol will be deployed within 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 waters of Mauritius.
 



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