August departure for Amazonas

August departure for Amazonas

NPaOc Amazonas is almost ready to sail to her new home. Having completed crew training in the Plymouth exercise areas after her formal handover at Portsmouth on 29 June, the 90m OPV is due to depart for Brazil on 6 August.

The first of class was constructed at BAE Systems’ Portsmouth facility. Her sister ships Apa and Araguari were built at the company’s Scotstoun shipyard on the Clyde and are expected to be delivered to the Brazilian Navy in December 2012 and April 2013 respectively.

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