Mexico Launches Its Last Planned Oaxaca-Class Offshore Patrol Vessel

The Mexican Navy shipyard Astimar (Astilleros de la Armada) launched its last scheduled Oaxaca-class offshore patrol vessel, ARM Tabasco (PO-168), on 20 July at its shipyard No.1 in Tampico, Tamaulipas. The ship was initially named ARM Estado de México , but the name was changed shortly after she was launched. The 104th ship built by Astimar,...

The Mexican Navy shipyard Astimar (Astilleros de la Armada) launched its last scheduled Oaxaca-class offshore patrol vessel, ARM Tabasco (PO-168), on 20 July at its shipyard No.1 in Tampico, Tamaulipas.

The ship was initially named ARM Estado de México , but the name was changed shortly after she was launched. The 104th ship built by Astimar, Tabasco has several improvements from previous Oaxaca-class vessels to make it more seaworthy.

Developed and built by Astimar for the Mexican Navy, Tabasco is the eighth vessel of the class, which has proved to be very successful on the control of the seas, both on the Pacific Ocean and in the Gulf of Mexico.

Source: www.janes.com