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Austal Opens New Patrol Boat Building Facility

New Patrol Shipbuilding Facility in Western Australia by Austal

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Austal Opens New Patrol Boat Building Facility

Austal has opened a new Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) Shipbuilding Facility in Naval Base, Western Australia.

Australian Defense Industry Minister Christopher Pyne cut the red ribbon at the 10,500m² facility in front of defense industry stakeholders, suppliers and partners from across Australia.

Austal CEO David Singleton said the PPB-R project is estimated to create up to 207 jobs across production, project management, services and support – from Perth Western Australia to Cairns in Queensland.
“The PPB-R project is the first key element in the Federal Government’s Continuous Naval Shipbuilding Plan and Austal is proud to be leading the way by growing Australia’s shipbuilding capability,” he said. “It is worthy of note that this facility was originally built to service the mining boom and it has now been transformed to support what I anticipate to be a shipbuilding boom here in WA.”

A New Patrol Boat for Sale is Available to Receive Requests for Proposal by Australian Defense, Military, Navy, Patrol, Coast Guards, Critical Infrastructure, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement and other national safety authorities.


Austal was awarded the A$306 million PPB-R contract in May 2016 and recently completed the Detailed Design Review (DDR), on schedule.
The PPB-R Project comprises the design, construction, delivery, training and sustainment of 19 39.5-meter Patrol Boats – to be gifted by the Commonwealth of Australia to twelve Pacific Island nations as part of Australia’s Pacific Maritime Security Program.
Construction of the Austal design will commence at Austal’s dedicated new PPB-R shipbuilding facility from late April 2017, with deliveries scheduled from 2018 to 2023. Sustainment of the new fleet of vessels will be carried out by Austal from facilities in Cairns, Queensland.
Austal is positioned to play a key role in the delivery of the Commonwealth’s continuous naval shipbuilding strategy, as the only ASX-listed Australian shipbuilder and Defence prime contractor currently delivering multiple naval vessel programs for Australian and overseas customers, including the Royal Australian Navy and U.S. Navy.
Minister Pyne was joined by Senator Linda Reynolds CSC and Western Australia Attorney General and Minister for Commerce, Michael Mischin.
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African Maritime Security Challenges PDF

Navies versus Coast Guards: Defining the Roles of African Maritime Security Forces

By Augustus Vogel.

Download the Navy vs Coast guard security roles PDF by clicking on the image link below.

Original Source of PDF is here | Africa center for Strategic Studies
PDF African Maritime - Navy - Coast guard security challenges

Africa’s Maritime Security and Coast Guard Operation Challenges Excerpt

Africa is confronted with a variety of maritime security challenges, many of which require “coast guard” operations. These challenges are growing exponentially and, if left unchecked, could cripple Africa’s recent development progress and movement toward democracy. They also threaten to exacerbate the level of instability that exists on the continent. Too often, Africa’s maritime security forces are not optimally positioned to meet these challenges.


A disconnect between how these organizations identify themselves and the missions they face indicates that African states need to better align their national maritime security plans, partnerships, and assets. International partners, meanwhile, must calibrate their support accordingly. If African states can better align their maritime security capacities to their challenges, then Nigerian trawlers will have someone they can radio the next time they are faced with armed robbery at sea. In the process, Africa’s 26,000 kilometers of coastline can again be a source of prosperity rather than vulnerability.


Okyalos is a Greek origin maritime security aluminum military patrol, sea border control boat for sale of high speed and small length.

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2016 Boat Buying Stats

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Great Marine Industry Professional News

According to Jack Atzinger, author at Tradeonlytoday.com, a daily news blog for marine / maritime industry professionals:

In 2016, full-year outboard fiberglass boat sales were at 47,190 in the early-reporting states (up 4.7 percent), aluminum pontoon sales were at 46,434 (up 8.9 percent), and sales of aluminum fishing boats were at 44,955 (up 3.1 percent).

These are great news for the industry!

Click on the image below to read the whole article with more growth stats related to all types of boats / ships during 2016.

Boat Sales Stats 2016 Marine and Maritime Industry News

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Austal Opens New Patrol Boat Building Facility

New Patrol Shipbuilding Facility in Western Australia by Austal

Image credit: AUSTAL. Article source: Marine Link

News Source: MarineLink.com

Austal Opens New Patrol Boat Building Facility

Austal has opened a new Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) Shipbuilding Facility in Naval Base, Western Australia.

Australian Defense Industry Minister Christopher Pyne cut the red ribbon at the 10,500m² facility in front of defense industry stakeholders, suppliers and partners from across Australia.

Austal CEO David Singleton said the PPB-R project is estimated to create up to 207 jobs across production, project management, services and support – from Perth Western Australia to Cairns in Queensland.
“The PPB-R project is the first key element in the Federal Government’s Continuous Naval Shipbuilding Plan and Austal is proud to be leading the way by growing Australia’s shipbuilding capability,” he said. “It is worthy of note that this facility was originally built to service the mining boom and it has now been transformed to support what I anticipate to be a shipbuilding boom here in WA.”

A New Patrol Boat for Sale is Available to Receive Requests for Proposal by Australian Defense, Military, Navy, Patrol, Coast Guards, Critical Infrastructure, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement and other national safety authorities.


Austal was awarded the A$306 million PPB-R contract in May 2016 and recently completed the Detailed Design Review (DDR), on schedule.
The PPB-R Project comprises the design, construction, delivery, training and sustainment of 19 39.5-meter Patrol Boats – to be gifted by the Commonwealth of Australia to twelve Pacific Island nations as part of Australia’s Pacific Maritime Security Program.
Construction of the Austal design will commence at Austal’s dedicated new PPB-R shipbuilding facility from late April 2017, with deliveries scheduled from 2018 to 2023. Sustainment of the new fleet of vessels will be carried out by Austal from facilities in Cairns, Queensland.
Austal is positioned to play a key role in the delivery of the Commonwealth’s continuous naval shipbuilding strategy, as the only ASX-listed Australian shipbuilder and Defence prime contractor currently delivering multiple naval vessel programs for Australian and overseas customers, including the Royal Australian Navy and U.S. Navy.
Minister Pyne was joined by Senator Linda Reynolds CSC and Western Australia Attorney General and Minister for Commerce, Michael Mischin.
Read More »

African Maritime Security Challenges PDF

Navies versus Coast Guards: Defining the Roles of African Maritime Security Forces

By Augustus Vogel.

Download the Navy vs Coast guard security roles PDF by clicking on the image link below.

Original Source of PDF is here | Africa center for Strategic Studies
PDF African Maritime - Navy - Coast guard security challenges

Africa’s Maritime Security and Coast Guard Operation Challenges Excerpt

Africa is confronted with a variety of maritime security challenges, many of which require “coast guard” operations. These challenges are growing exponentially and, if left unchecked, could cripple Africa’s recent development progress and movement toward democracy. They also threaten to exacerbate the level of instability that exists on the continent. Too often, Africa’s maritime security forces are not optimally positioned to meet these challenges.


A disconnect between how these organizations identify themselves and the missions they face indicates that African states need to better align their national maritime security plans, partnerships, and assets. International partners, meanwhile, must calibrate their support accordingly. If African states can better align their maritime security capacities to their challenges, then Nigerian trawlers will have someone they can radio the next time they are faced with armed robbery at sea. In the process, Africa’s 26,000 kilometers of coastline can again be a source of prosperity rather than vulnerability.


Okyalos is a Greek origin maritime security aluminum military patrol, sea border control boat for sale of high speed and small length.

Read More »

2016 Boat Buying Stats

Hi there!

Great Marine Industry Professional News

According to Jack Atzinger, author at Tradeonlytoday.com, a daily news blog for marine / maritime industry professionals:

In 2016, full-year outboard fiberglass boat sales were at 47,190 in the early-reporting states (up 4.7 percent), aluminum pontoon sales were at 46,434 (up 8.9 percent), and sales of aluminum fishing boats were at 44,955 (up 3.1 percent).

These are great news for the industry!

Click on the image below to read the whole article with more growth stats related to all types of boats / ships during 2016.

Boat Sales Stats 2016 Marine and Maritime Industry News

Back to homepage.

Read More »

Austal Opens New Patrol Boat Building Facility

New Patrol Shipbuilding Facility in Western Australia by Austal

Image credit: AUSTAL. Article source: Marine Link

News Source: MarineLink.com

Austal Opens New Patrol Boat Building Facility

Austal has opened a new Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) Shipbuilding Facility in Naval Base, Western Australia.

Australian Defense Industry Minister Christopher Pyne cut the red ribbon at the 10,500m² facility in front of defense industry stakeholders, suppliers and partners from across Australia.

Austal CEO David Singleton said the PPB-R project is estimated to create up to 207 jobs across production, project management, services and support – from Perth Western Australia to Cairns in Queensland.
“The PPB-R project is the first key element in the Federal Government’s Continuous Naval Shipbuilding Plan and Austal is proud to be leading the way by growing Australia’s shipbuilding capability,” he said. “It is worthy of note that this facility was originally built to service the mining boom and it has now been transformed to support what I anticipate to be a shipbuilding boom here in WA.”

A New Patrol Boat for Sale is Available to Receive Requests for Proposal by Australian Defense, Military, Navy, Patrol, Coast Guards, Critical Infrastructure, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement and other national safety authorities.


Austal was awarded the A$306 million PPB-R contract in May 2016 and recently completed the Detailed Design Review (DDR), on schedule.
The PPB-R Project comprises the design, construction, delivery, training and sustainment of 19 39.5-meter Patrol Boats – to be gifted by the Commonwealth of Australia to twelve Pacific Island nations as part of Australia’s Pacific Maritime Security Program.
Construction of the Austal design will commence at Austal’s dedicated new PPB-R shipbuilding facility from late April 2017, with deliveries scheduled from 2018 to 2023. Sustainment of the new fleet of vessels will be carried out by Austal from facilities in Cairns, Queensland.
Austal is positioned to play a key role in the delivery of the Commonwealth’s continuous naval shipbuilding strategy, as the only ASX-listed Australian shipbuilder and Defence prime contractor currently delivering multiple naval vessel programs for Australian and overseas customers, including the Royal Australian Navy and U.S. Navy.
Minister Pyne was joined by Senator Linda Reynolds CSC and Western Australia Attorney General and Minister for Commerce, Michael Mischin.
Read More »

African Maritime Security Challenges PDF

Navies versus Coast Guards: Defining the Roles of African Maritime Security Forces

By Augustus Vogel.

Download the Navy vs Coast guard security roles PDF by clicking on the image link below.

Original Source of PDF is here | Africa center for Strategic Studies
PDF African Maritime - Navy - Coast guard security challenges

Africa’s Maritime Security and Coast Guard Operation Challenges Excerpt

Africa is confronted with a variety of maritime security challenges, many of which require “coast guard” operations. These challenges are growing exponentially and, if left unchecked, could cripple Africa’s recent development progress and movement toward democracy. They also threaten to exacerbate the level of instability that exists on the continent. Too often, Africa’s maritime security forces are not optimally positioned to meet these challenges.


A disconnect between how these organizations identify themselves and the missions they face indicates that African states need to better align their national maritime security plans, partnerships, and assets. International partners, meanwhile, must calibrate their support accordingly. If African states can better align their maritime security capacities to their challenges, then Nigerian trawlers will have someone they can radio the next time they are faced with armed robbery at sea. In the process, Africa’s 26,000 kilometers of coastline can again be a source of prosperity rather than vulnerability.


Okyalos is a Greek origin maritime security aluminum military patrol, sea border control boat for sale of high speed and small length.

Read More »

2016 Boat Buying Stats

Hi there!

Great Marine Industry Professional News

According to Jack Atzinger, author at Tradeonlytoday.com, a daily news blog for marine / maritime industry professionals:

In 2016, full-year outboard fiberglass boat sales were at 47,190 in the early-reporting states (up 4.7 percent), aluminum pontoon sales were at 46,434 (up 8.9 percent), and sales of aluminum fishing boats were at 44,955 (up 3.1 percent).

These are great news for the industry!

Click on the image below to read the whole article with more growth stats related to all types of boats / ships during 2016.

Boat Sales Stats 2016 Marine and Maritime Industry News

Back to homepage.

Read More »

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