Bangladesh Navy Receives Five Metal Shark Boats From US

The Bangladesh Navy (BN) has received five Metal Shark-built patrol boats from the United States, according to a 30 April statement posted on the website of the Commander of the US 7th Fleet.<br />The boats were presented to the BN by US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral Joey Tynch, commander of Logistics Group Western Pacific, during a ceremony held at the...

The Bangladesh Navy (BN) has received five Metal Shark-built patrol boats from the United States, according to a 30 April statement posted on the website of the Commander of the US 7th Fleet.

The boats were presented to the BN by US Navy (USN) Rear Admiral Joey Tynch, commander of Logistics Group Western Pacific, during a ceremony held at the Special Warfare Diving and Salvage (SWADS) headquarters in Chittagong on 25 April.

The USN did not specify the class of Metal Shark vessels but described them as “fast-response … boats [that are] capable of reaching up to 35 kt and are large enough to operate in coastal and nearshore environments in various conditions, while also allowing for expeditionary operation in a wide range of climates”.

Source: www.janes.com