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Friday, July 12, 2013

US Navy Delivers Final Coastal Patrol Boat to Iraq

PB 301The U.S. Navy delivered the final 35-meter patrol boat (PB 312) to the Iraqi navy at the Umm Qasr naval facility July 5, after successfully completing reactivation in Bahrain.

This is the last vessel in the current 12-ship procurement designed to help reconstitute Iraq's ability to enforce maritime sovereignty and security in the Northern Persian Gulf.

"The team successfully delivered all 12 important assets to the Iraqi navy, supporting Iraq's security requirements," said Frank McCarthey, program manager for Support Ships, Boats and Craft.

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