COTECMAR Launches Colombian Navy’s OPV ‘7 de Agosto’
By Dialogo September 06, 2013
On September 4, the baptism at sea and launching ceremony of the Colombian Navy’s OPV ’7 de agosto’ was held at the Colombian COTECMAR shipyard.
The new Exclusive Economic Zone patrol boat (PZE-47) was designed and equipped by the Science and Technology Corporation for the Development of Naval, Maritime and Riverine Industries, and it is the second of six projected vessels by the Colombian Navy.
Once the vessel is finished by late 2013, it will be deployed for maritime surveillance and control, counter drug and Colombian sovereignty defense missions.