Vessel handed to Brazilian Navy

The second of three Ocean Patrol Vessels built by BAE Systems has been handed over to the Brazilian Navy in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base.

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Future of shipbuilding in Portsmouth still uncertain

The future of more than a thousand workers employed in the shipbuilding industry in Portsmouth remains under a cloud of uncertainty - that's despite a day full of ceremony when BAE Systems handed over an ocean patrol vessel to the Brazilian navy.

Even as the event was taking place, the company's managing director was still unable to give a firm commitment that it would continue operations in the city. This from our correspondent Martin Dowse.

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