The two (2) Cape Class Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard vessels, the TTS PORT OF SPAIN (CG41) and TTS SCARBOROUGH (CG42) departed the Port of Henderson, Western Australia on Tuesday June 01, 2021, transported via heavy lift ship, en route to Trinidad and Tobago.

The Ministry of National Security says that the Two (2) Cape Class Coast Guard vessels built by Australian shipbuilder Austal Ships Pty Ltd has departed the Port of Henderson in Western Australia and are expected to arrive in 8-6 weeks. The following is a press release from the Ministry of National Security.

The Ministry of National Security is pleased to announce that the two (2) Cape Class Coast Guard vessels, the TTS PORT OF SPAIN (CG41) and TTS SCARBOROUGH (CG42), officially departed the Port of Henderson, Western Australia on Tuesday June 01, 2021, transported via heavy lift ship, the BBC RUSHMORE.

The vessels, built by Australian shipbuilder Austal Ships Pty Ltd. (Austal), are expected to arrive in Trinidad and Tobago in six (6) to eight (8) weeks, depending on weather conditions along the route.

Upon the BBC RUSHMORE’s arrival to Trinidad and Tobago, the two (2) Patrol Vessels will be offloaded by crane and officially handed over to the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG). Austal officials will then conduct intense training with the TTCG in preparation for the vessels to join the Coast Guard fleet.

The vessels are fifty-eight (58 metres) in length and have been built with specifications to suit our TTCG’s unique requirements. This addition will strengthen the capabilities of the TTCG in conducting a wide range of operational activities including border security; search and rescue; protection of critical energy infrastructure; as well as counter trafficking and will further secure this country’s borders and enhance our national security landscape.

The Minister of National Security is extremely pleased with this development and looks forward to the positive impact of these vessels in the service of Trinidad and Tobago.