On 23 April, Navantia commissioned to the Venezuelan Navy the fourth Economic Zone Patrol Boat (PVOZEE), named “Kariņa” (PC-24).
The ceremony was attended by the Venezuelan Ambassador to Spain, representatives of the Venezuelan and Spanish Navies, as well as other military and civil authorities.
This ship is the fourth of a series of four that Navantia has built for the Venezuelan Navy. Its keel was laid in February 2010 and its launching took place in July same year. Venezuela also contracted four Offshore Patrol Boats (BVL); the last of them, the “Tamanaco”, is being built locally in Venezuela by Dianca.
The fourth Economic Zone Patrol Boat (PVOZEE), “Kariņa”
The PVOZEE has a length of 98.90 metres, a displacement of 2 200 tonnes and a maximum speed of 25 knots. The missions are the control of the economic exclusive zone, search and rescue, and also anti-air, anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare.