Nicaragua’s naval force commissioned two Damen Stan Patrol 4207 patrol boats into service on 21 June.
Soberanía I (409) and Soberanía II (411) will be used to carry out maritime security and humanitarian and disaster relief operations in Nicaragua’s territorial waters.
Plans to acquire two Damen Stan Patrol 4207 craft from Damen were confirmed in December 2017. The ships are understood to have previously been operated by Jamaica until 2016 and were overhauled in the Netherlands.
According to the Nicaraguan military, the naval force seized 735 kg of cocaine and 134 kg of marijuana, among other narcotics, in various naval operations during 2018.