September 25, 2004

Patrol boat order for Swiftships

Swiftships Shipbuilders, LLC, Morgan City La., is being awarded a $31,844,437 firm-fixed-price for the construction of six 25 m fast patrol craft (FPC), with technical data and training, for the Arab Republic of Egypt under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The FPC will be constructed of aluminum and conform to American Bureau of Shipping High Speed Naval Craft requirements. The primary mission of the FPC is to perform Egyptian border guard operations within Egyptian territorial waters and includes search and rescue, law enforcement, and local patrol operations. Work will be performed in Morgan City, La., and is expected to be completed by April 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

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