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May 23 (UPI) -- The United States is supplying Vietnam with six Metal Shark patrol boats, a week ahead of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and the Vietnamese prime minister.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/05/23/US-transfers-boats-to-Vietnam-for-South-China-Sea-patrol/5691495589083/

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Re: U.S. transfers boats to Vietnam for South China Sea patrol
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 02:48:33 AM »
United States Transfers Six Coastal Patrol Boats to Vietnam Coast Guard | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam
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Hanoi, May 22 – On May 22, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius officially handed over six 45-foot Metal Shark patrol boats to the Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) in Quang Nam, Region II, marking another important step in the expanding security cooperation between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.


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Metal Shark Delivers Patrol Boats to the Vietnam Coast Guard
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 07:43:07 PM »
Metal Shark Delivers Patrol Boats to the Vietnam Coast Guard | Navy Recognition - 29 May 2017
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Six new military patrol boats built by Louisiana, USA-based shipbuilder Metal Shark have been delivered to the Vietnam Coast Guard. The welded-aluminum Metal Shark 45-foot Defiant pilothouse patrol vessels were provided to Vietnam by the United States in a historic move that underscores the increased security cooperation between the two nations. The vessels were officially handed over by US Ambassador Ted Osius to the Vietnam Coast Guard on Monday in the province of Quang Nam.

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The vessels, which were built at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana waterfront shipyard complex, are powered with twin Cat C-9 diesel engines mated to Hamilton water jets. Urethane-sheathed, closed-cell foam collars by Wing provide impact protection during alongside maneuvers or while docking.Metal Shark’s Defiant-class design has been extensively proven among military operators, with parent craft vessels in service with the US Coast Guard, US Navy, and the militaries of US partner nations worldwide.


US Ambassador Ted Osius, center, walks with Vietnam Coast Guard members as they inspect new Metal Shark patrol boats during a delivery ceremony, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Quang Nam, central Vietnam.

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Re: U.S. transfers boats to Vietnam for South China Sea patrol
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 10:46:02 PM »
https://www.janes.com/article/87594/vietnam-takes-delivery-of-more-us-patrol-boats

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Vietnam takes delivery of more US patrol boats
01 April 2019

The Metal Shark boats will be operated by the Vietnam Coast Guard’s south-central Region 3 and be used in maritime security and law enforcement roles. The new boats join 12 other Metal Shark patrol boats that were delivered in batches in 2017 and 2018 and are operated by the north-central Region 2 and the southern-most Region 4 respectively.