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  • 14 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian-based shipbuilder, Austal Limited, announced December 13 it has entered into a shipbuilding contract with the National Australia Bank to construct two further Cape Class Patrol Boats.  The contract value for the two vessels is $63 million. The company said the vessels would be delivered to the National Australia Bank in 2017 and subsequently […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities

    Austal has officially named the eighth and final Cape Class Patrol Boat Cape York during a ceremony held at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia on October 2. Cape York is the last of eight Cape-class patrol boats built by Austal for the Australian Border Force (ABF) under an AUD$330million design, construct and in-service support […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal announced that the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago government intends to purchase two Austal-designed Cape-class patrol boats. The purchase would enhance the border protection capabilities of the country in conjunction with the existing Coast Guard fleet, and will join six Austal fast patrol craft acquired in 2009. The shipbuilder said the sale […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    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 […]

  • 19 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The boats were leased by the navy after it experienced issues with Armidale-class boats.

  • 3 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Royal Australian Navy has awarded shipbuilder Austal a three-year contract for the sustainment of Cape-class patrol boats Cape Fourcruoy and Cape Inscription. The contract is worth AUD18 million and will employ eight directly and 20 indirectly in local contractors and Austal’s own facilities in the Cairns area. The sustainment work will be in addition to […]

  • 8 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has rolled out Hull 380 at its Henderson shipyard ahead of the launch later this week. Hull 380 is the ninth Cape-class patrol boat designed and constructed by Austal and the first of two to be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 2017. The patrol boat will undergo final fitout before sea […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy has officially welcomed ADV Cape Fourcroy, the first of two Austal-built Cape Class Patrol Boats, with an ensign hoisting ceremony. Commanding officer Cape Fourcroy Commander Mark Taylor ordered the crew to ‘cheer ship’ after a naming ceremony was held for the boat alongside Fleet Base West on May 1. Chaplain Grant Ludlow […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy received its first Cape-class patrol boat during a delivery ceremony held at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia. The Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Fourcroy is the first of two 58 metre patrol vessels that will be chartered by the Commonwealth of Australia on behalf of the Royal Australian Navy, which awarded […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal launched the tenth Cape-class patrol boat for the Royal Australian Navy at its Henderson, Western Australia, shipyard on February 14. Future Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Inscription is the the second of two follow-on Cape-class boats that will be operated by the Royal Australian Navy. The first boat, ‘Cape Fourcroy’, was rolled out […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    After almost two years of operations with the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Defence Vessel Cape Byron was returned to the original owner, Australian Border Force. The crew of ADV Cape Byron gathered on the upper deck to farewell and hand-back the Cape class patrol boat as her duties for navy completed. Defence has been operating […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Industry news

    Austal held a keel-laying ceremony for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service’s (ACBPS) fifth Cape Class Patrol Boat, the Cape Jervis, on 17 January 2014.   The Cape Class Patrol Boats Contract, which includes design, construction and through-life support of eight 58- meter patrol boats, was awarded to Austal in August 2011. National Director […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Austal Limited (Austal) has delivered Cape Nelson, the third of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract.   Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said it further demonstrated Austal’s ability to deliver fleet builds of complex vessels in accordance […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Industry news

    Austal announced that the first-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat has been officially named the Cape St George during a ceremony held at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia today. Cape St George is the first of eight new boats being built by Austal for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a design, construct […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Austal Limited has delivered Cape Leveque, the sixth of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being supplied to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract. Cape Leveque is named after the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The remaining […]

  • 5 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Shipbuilder Austal has been awarded an A$324 million contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class patrol boats (CCPBs) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). 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 vessels, to be constructed at Austal’s Henderson […]

  • 7 January 2014
    Industry news

    Austal launched the Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCBP), Cape Byron, at its facility in Henderson, Australia today (January 7th, 2014). The ship was launched 4 weeks ahead of schedule, exactly 1 year after launching of the first boat of the class, Cape St George. The ship has been lowered into the water, using Austal’s slipway […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Industry news

    Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Scott Morrison MP, participated in a keel laying ceremony on March 31st for the sixth Cape Class Patrol Boat being manufactured at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia.   The vessel, Cape Leveque, is the sixth of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being built by Austal for the […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Cape York, the final of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats built by Austal, has been delivered to the Australian Border Force. Commenting on this $330 million design, build and in-service support contract, Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said: Austal has delivered one Cape Class Patrol vessel approximately every 10 weeks over 2014-2015; which has […]

  • 16 August 2019
    Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has signed a contract to construct two Cape-class patrol boats (CCPB) for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (GORTT). As informed, the order is worth around A$126 million. The GORTT contract award follows an announcement by Austal on July 30, 2018, that the GORTT intended to purchase two CCPB. […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities

    The seventh of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats, being supplied to Australian Border Force under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract by Austal, has been delivered. The vessel, Cape Wessel, is named after the most northerly point of Rimbija Island, the northernmost island of the Wessel Islands group that extends from Arnhem […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Authorities

    Austal launched the sixth in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCPB) at the company’s Australian Defence Facility in Henderson, Western Australia, today. The launch of Cape Leveque marks the third year in a row a CCPB has been launched in the first week of January; preceded by Cape St George (CCPB01) in 2013 and Cape Byron […]

  • 1 May 2014
    Industry news

    The second-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat was named Cape Byron during a ceremony held at Austal’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia on April 28th.   Cape Byron is the second of eight boats being built by Austal for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) under a design, construct and in-service support contract. The […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Austal Limited announces the third-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat has been officially named Cape Nelson during a ceremony today at the Company’s Australian Defence Facility in Henderson, Western Australia. Cape Nelson is the third of eight boats being provided by Austal for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) under a design, construct and […]

  • 17 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US state department has awarded Austal USA a contract for the construction of an additional two Independence-variant littoral combat ships (LCS) for the US Navy. According to Austal, this brings the total of new LCS orders booked in calendar year 2018 to four ships. For competition reasons the US Navy has not announced the […]

  • 14 January 2013
    Industry news

    Austal announced the launch of the first-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat during a ceremony with staff and suppliers at the company’s Henderson shipyard in Western Australia on January 7. The vessel is the first of eight new boats being built by Austal for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a design, construct and […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Industry news

    Austal launched the third-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat (CCPB) at the Company’s Australian Defence Facility in Henderson, Western Australia on 5 May 2014.   Cape Nelson is the third of eight 56-metre patrol boats that are being delivered to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) by Austal as Prime Contractor for a design, […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Industry news

    Austal Limited (Austal) has delivered the second of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being supplied to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service support contract.   Cape Byron was delivered four weeks ahead of its original delivery date. Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said it was […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Austal hosted the keel-laying ceremony for the seventh vessel (Cape Wessel) of eight 56-metre patrol boats that Austal is designing, building and supporting for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) on 4 July 2014. With this ceremony Austal once again demonstrated the rapid progress it is making on the Cape Class Patrol Boat […]