News Release. Australian Border Force Cape Class Patrol Boat "Cape Byron" seen completing a Rough Weather Sea Trial on 9 May 2014. The addition of 6 new Cape Class Patrol Boats will grow the patrol boat fleet to 16 vessels, while the new larger Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels are introduced into service. Under a A$126 million contract awarded by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GORTT), Austal is constructing two 58-metre boats for the TTCG, scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2021. Significant collaboration between the Australian Border Force and Australian Defence Force ensures appropriate assets are available to meet operational requirements. Austal is also delivering 21 Guardian-class patrol boats (GCPB) for 12 Pacific Island nations and Timor Leste under the SEA3036-1 Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project, with eight patrol boats delivered since 2018. Austal Photo. Cape Inscription is the 10th Cape Class vessel designed and constructed by Austal. Rendering of the Royal Australian Navy’s evolved Cape-class Patrol Boat (CCPB). The new boats feature superior range and endurance than the current fleet. Joint media release Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC Sydney based company Britton Maritime Systems has been awarded a $9 million contract to build 12 Gemini seaboats for the new evolved Cape Class Patrol Boats. The Cape Class patrol boats are deployed across the Australian exclusive economic zone (EEZ) to conduct security and surveillanceoperations. A further two vessels were ordered at the end of 2015 by the National Australia Bank, who will charter the patrol boat… The Australian Defence Department has announced the start of construction on the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) first new Cape-class patrol boat. 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The proposal to replace the existing fleet of 13 Armidale-class patrol boats (designed and manufactured by Austal) with new, evolved Capes was first proposed by Robert Jackson, Head of Business Development – Sustainment at Austal. Read More. Cape Class Patrol Boats - Link to view news story via YouTube. The six new vessels, to be constructed at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia, will add to the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) existing fleet of two CCPB’s delivered in 2017 and further extends Austal’s Cape-class Patrol Boat program to a total of 18 vessels. The new evolved Cape-class patrol boats include modifications determined through the extensive in-service experience of the RAN and ABF Capes currently operating throughout Northern Australia. The Australian Border Force (ABF) currently operates 8 Cape Class Patrol Boats, while the Navy operates two leased Capes. NUSHIP Sydney, the third and last Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), was provisionally accepted by the Commonwealth of Australia on Friday, February 14, 2020. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. From 2021 the first of 12 new Arafura Class OPVs is scheduled to begin replacing the Navy's ageing Armidale Class Patrol boats as well as its two leased Cape Class vessels. The Royal Australian Navy currently operates the Armidale Class Patrol Boat and an additional two Cape Class Patrol Boats. The vessels have a 4,000 nautical mile range and 28-day patrol cycle, with a crew of up to 22. Xavier Vavasseur 16 Aug 2019 Minister for Defence Senator Linda Reynolds said the new vessels will play an important role in keeping Australia’s borders safe, while Navy’s new capability is brought online. “The Gemini are specifically designed for the Cape Class vessels, and are already in operation with the current fleet of Navy Cape Class Patrol Boats,” Minister Reynolds said. The vessels have a 4,000 nautical mile range and 28-day patrol cycle, with a crew of up to 22. The new TTCG Capes are based on the 58 meter aluminum monohull patrol boat, first developed by Austal in Australia for Australian Border Force. Xavier Vavasseur 16 Aug 2019 The vessels have a 4,000 nautical mile range and 28-day patrol cycle, with a crew of up to 22. “Cape Inscription will support Navy operations, while the Armidale Class Patrol Boats complete planned maintenance activities.". The new Cape Class patrol boats will replace the ageing fleet of Bay Class patrol boats that are in service with the ACBPS. That concept was supported at Austal and I’m thrilled to see that as a result of this proposal, jobs are being created at a critical time while also supporting the Royal Australian Navy with enhanced capability and lower operating costs,”. The vessels will be built by local shipbuilder Austal. Austal's Cape-class patrol boat for the Australian Border Force. Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said the new vessels will play an important role in keeping Australia’s borders safe, while Navy’s new capability is brought online. by Andrew McLaughlin May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020. written by Andrew McLaughlin May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020. Accommodation facilities are provided for government officials and customs, as well as border protection officers. 1 May 2017. “This new contract will ensure Austal continues to engage the thousands of suppliers that are contributing to the success of the current Cape-class program, the SEA3036-1 Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project (Guardian-class Patrol Boat program) and the multiple commercial ferry projects being delivered by Austal Australia. ADF news Business Headlines Industry News Project news SEA. This includes eight patrol boats operated by the Australian Border Force and two currently under construction for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard. It is the largest contract for an Australian vessel construction program ever awarded to Austal in the Company’s 30 year history. The six new Cape Class Patrol Boats will grow the patrol boat force to 16 vessels, while the new larger Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels are introduced into service. The … Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the new vessels will play an important role in keeping Australia’s borders safe, while Navy’s new capability is brought online. The new TTCG Capes are based on the 58-metre aluminium monohull patrol boat, first developed by Austal in Australia for Australian Border Force. The Cape class is a ship class of eight large patrol boats to be operated by the Customs Marine Unit of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Once delivered, the six new vessels will increase the count of patrol boats … Australian Border Force currently operates eight Cape-class patrol boats, while the Navy operates two leased boats. Austal has signed a contract worth approximately A$126 million to construct two Cape Class Patrol Boats (CCPB) for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (GORTT). Cape Inscription is the 10th Cape Class vessel designed and constructed by Austal. Each Cape is equipped with two high-speed 7.3 metre rigid hull inflatable boats used for intercepting other vessels. Each ship can carry a crew of 18. Australia's Armidale Class Patrol Boat fleet are named after Australian cities and towns with close links with Navy heritage. Austal is also delivering 21 Guardian-class Patrol Boats for 12 Pacific Island nations and Timor Leste under the SEA3036-1 Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project, with eight patrol boats delivered since 2018. Australian shipbuilder Austal has launched the first of two Cape-class patrol boats for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG), under construction at the company’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard. The Australian Border Force currently operates eight Cape-class Patrol Boats, while the RAN operates two leased Cape-class. A floating laboratory icebreaker that will carry out research in the Southern Oceans and around Antarctica. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. The new TTCG Capes are based on the 58-metre aluminium monohull patrol boat, first developed by Austal in Australia for Australian Border Force. Xavier is based in Paris, France. Austal provides in-service support to both the Cape and Guardian-class Patrol Boat fleets through service centres located in Henderson, Western Australia; Cairns, Queensland; and Darwin, Northern Territory. After the initial construction of RSV Nuyina at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania, the ship is now undertaking final commissioning tests and being prepared for sea trials in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The Cape class is a ship class of eight large patrol boats to be operated by the Customs Marine Unit of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. The six vessels will be built at Austal’s Henderson yard in Western Australia, and will add to the two Cape class vessels the RAN currently leases from Australian Border Force and eight Armidale class patrol boats. The new TTCG Capes are based on the 58 meter aluminum monohull patrol boat, first developed by Austal in Australia for Australian Border Force. The Australian Border Force currently operates eight Cape Class Patrol Boats, while the Navy operates two leased Cape Class. Once delivered, the six new vessels will increase the count of patrol boats to 16. Six More Austal-Built Cape-class Patrol Boats for the Royal Australian Navy. The six new vessels, to be constructed at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia, will add to the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) existing fleet of two CCPB’s delivered in 2017 and further extends Austal’s Cape-class Patrol Boat program to a total of 18 vessels. The Cape- class Patrol Boats have a greater range, endurance and flexibility in responding to maritime security threats than the previous Bay -class fleet (also designed and constructed by Austal). Austal Delivers Sixth Cape Class Patrol Boat. The six new Cape Class patrol boats will grow the patrol boat force to 16 vessels, while the new larger Arafura Class offshore patrol vessels are introduced into service. The fleet prevents unauthorised maritime access, piracy, maritime terrorism, marine pollution, illegal foreign fishing, unlawful import or export, and illegal activity in protected areas. The $350 million deal, to be badged as a stimulus measure after coronavirus ravaged the economy, is a stopgap to maintain border patrol capability while the new Arafura class of patrol boats … Ordered in 2011, the vessels will be built by Austal Ships to replace Customs' Bay-class patrol boats, and will enter service from 2013 onwards. Cape-class patrol boats : The boat has an overall length of 57.8m, a beam of 10.3m and a draft of 3m. The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard Capes (Hulls 398 and 399) are currently in an advanced state of construction and are scheduled for delivery later in 2020. Following availability issues with the Armidale class, two vessels were chartered by the Royal Australian Navy from mid-2015 to late 2016. Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Austal Australia has been awarded a A$324 million contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) for the Royal Australian Navy. Each Cape is equipped with two high-speed 7.3 metre rigid hull inflatable boats used for intercepting other vessels. The Armidale Class were named to coincide with the 60th commemoration of the sinking of the original HMAS Armidale (I). Ordered in 2011, the vessels will be built by Austal Ships to replace Customs' Bay-class patrol boats, and will enter service from 2013 onwards. “The Defence department is always seeking smart cost saving ideas and I knew that jobs in the industry was a critical issue for everyone, so I proposed replacing older Armidales with newer, larger, more efficient Capes. The Australian government’s National Shipbuilding Programme has reached another milestone with the laying of the keel on the first of six new Cape Class Patrol Boats for the Royal Australian Navy. The vessels will be delivered in the second half of 2020. FIRST CAPE CLASS PATROL BOAT FOR ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY OFFICIALLY NAMED CAPE FOURCROY. Further improvements have been incorporated into the new RAN Cape design, developed during the design and construction of two Cape-class patrol boats for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard; an export contract awarded on 16th August 2019 and won with the strong support of the Australian Government and Export Finance Australia. The six new Cape-class patrol boats will extend the fleet of ten ships currently operated by the Australian Border Force and Royal Australian Navy around Australia. Designed and built by Austal, the Cape Class is a 58-metre all aluminium monohull patrol boat, specifically produced to combat the full range of maritime security threats. Damen has been working on the Australian Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) since 2016. Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton said the new contract both reaffirmed the Cape class as Australia’s pre-eminent patrol boat platform and represented a clear commitment by the Australian Government to strengthen Australia’s sovereign shipbuilding industry during a challenging global environment, brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic. export contract awarded on 16th August 2019, Austal USA Lays Keel of Future USS Canberra – 30th Littoral Combat Ship for the U.S. Navy, Australia Accepts 3rd & Final Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyer, Australian Icebreaker RSV Nuyina at Damen Vlissingen Shipyard for Sea Trails, The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 5/8/20 | Avascent, IAI’s ELTA & HENSOLDT to Collaborate on Submarine Communications and Surveillance Systems. 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