The two 58 metre patrol boats, TTS Port of Spain (CG41) and the TTS Scarborough (CG42) were build by Australian shipbuilder Austal and delivered in May 2021.
In his feature address, Prime Minister Rowley said:
“these vessels are now the major assets in our Coast Guard and will allow us to have an effective presence in the Atlantic Ocean which washes the Eastern shores of Trinidad and Tobago. This will assist in protecting the country’s fisheries and borders in its totality.”
The TTCG’s Cape-class Patrol Boats are based on the proven 58 metre monohull vessels operating with the Australian Border Force and Royal Australian Navy, with a number of design customisations to meet TTCG mission requirements, including additional armament placements and crew accommodation for up to 27 persons.
Both TTS Port of Spain and TTS Scarborough are capable of patrols up to 28 days, with a range of over 3,000 nautical miles and a top speed in excess of 25 knots. Each vessel has two 7.3 metre rigid hull inflatable boats that may be deployed while underway, for a variety of constabulary missions.