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Figueira da Foz
The Viana do Castelo class is a class of offshore patrol vessels planned by and for the Portuguese Navy, as a result of the NPO (Portuguese, Navios de Patrulha Oceânica, for Oceanic Patrol Vessels) 2000 Project, that are to be constructed in the Naval Shipyards of Viana do Castelo (ENVC). The eight vessels of this class, specially designed to operate in the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, will replace the João Coutinho and Baptista de Andrade class corvettes — currently being decommissioned —, and the small patrol boats of the Cacine class in their primary fisheries protection role (SIFICAP) and in their search and rescue (SAR) roles. Two of this vessels of the version Navios de Combate à Poluição (NCP) will be fitted with anti-pollution systems — including Fast Oil Recovery systems.


* Displacement: 1,600 tonnes
* Dimensions: 83.10 m (max. length) x 12.95 m (max. breadth) x 6.90 m (depth) / 3.69 m (draught)
* Propulsion: 2 diesel engines (3900 kW each), 2 electric engines (200 kW each), 20 knots (37 km/h) maximum
* Crew: 35, accommodation for 32 more
* Armament: 1 x 40mm , 2 x General Purpose Machine Gun
* Boats: 2 x Rigid Inflatable Boats

Anti-pollution version (NCP)

* System for recovery and transfer of pollutants spilled on the ocean.
* Barrier launcher.
* 2 x Floating tank of "Unibag" type, of 50 m3 each.
* 1 x Internal coil of vapor circulation, to allow the heating of the existing pollutant products inside of the tanks, to facilitate their extraction.

Pennant Name Version Laid down Shipyard Launched Commissioned Status
P360 Viana do Castelo NPO 2004 ENVC October 1, 2005 March 2009 In trials
P361 Figueira da Foz NPO 2004 ENVC October 1, 2005 June 2009 In trials
? Sines NPC ? ENVC ? 2010
? Ponta Delgada NPC ? ENVC ? 2010
? Funchal NPC ? ENVC ? ?
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