Advertisement

Third navy ship for Brazil

A Portsmouth-built ship has been handed over to the Brazilian Navy. The Araguari was the third ocean patrol vessel built by BAE Systems for the Brazil.

Ship handed over to Brazilian Navy

The Araguari ocean patrol vessel is handed over to the Brazilian Navy in Portsmouth Credit: BAE Systems

The third ocean patrol vessel built by BAE Systems, has been handed over to the Brazilian Navy in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base. Employees joined guests from the Brazilian Navy and UK Royal Navy, to watch as the ship’s company raised the ensign for the first time on the Araguari.

Mick Ord, Managing Director of BAE Systems Maritime - Naval Ships business, said: 'We are extremely proud to deliver Araguari. She is a highly capable ship, and with her sister ships, will be a great asset to the Brazilian Navy.'

More top news