Australian Navy receives second Cape-class patrol boat
Cape Inscription, the second Cape-class patrol boat, was delivered to the Australian Navy by shipbuilder Austal on May 29.
The Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Inscription is the tenth Cape-class designed and constructed by Austal.
Cape Inscription joins Cape Fourcroy, which was delivered to the Navy in April 2017 and a further 8 Capes delivered to the Australian Border Force between 2013 and 2015.
“Austal is proud to have delivered Australia’s entire border patrol capability over the past 19 years, through the Bay, Armidale and Cape-class patrol vessels. This work has enabled us develop an unrivalled local shipbuilding capability – we have a highly motivated and competent workforce and a comprehensive supply chain from across Australia,” Austal CEO David Singleton said.
“With the delivery of Cape Inscription and construction of 19 steel Pacific Patrol Boats underway, we are now preparing for both the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) and Future Frigate projects, which are due to commence next year,” he added.