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    Ocean Patrol - Zambeze

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    • Type: Patrol Ship
    • Weight: 292 tons
    • Length: 44 meters
    • Beam: 8 meters
    • Maximum Depth: 30m
    • Difficulty: Advanced
    • Date sunk: 30.10.2012

    The 'Ocean Patrol EX-NRP Zambeze' with NATO designation P1147 was built for coastal and river patrol operations in Africa. All the ships of this class were named after African and Indian rivers from former Portuguese colonies. The ships were the next technological step up from LFGs - Large Inspection Ships of the 'Argos' class, built between 1964 and 1965. The Ocean Patrol was taken into active Armed Forces service in July 1972 with 33 crewmembers.

    The following duties were frequently given to the patrol ship 'Zambeze': customs and fishing inspections in the North Zone; public service, mainly in Madeira; participation in exercises; Search & Rescue missions; transportation and evacuation of ill and injured people. After 31 years of service, the Ocean Patrol retired in September 2003.

    Some overseas ports visited: Tenerife, Cape Verde, Guinea, Bissau, Caio and Las Palmas.

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