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The second of four ocean patrol vessels (OPV) for the Argentine Navy has been delivered by Naval Group.

The ARA PIEDRABUENA arrived at the Mar del Plata Naval Base, in Buenos Aires province, on 23 June, marking the second delivery: ARA BOUCHARD arrived in-country in February 2020.

PIEDRABUENA, launched on 1 October last year, has been assigned to the Maritime Patrol Division in the Atlantic Naval Area and will be home-ported at Mar del Plata. The next unit, the ARA STORNI, is expected to be received before the end of this year, and will be followed by the fourth and final vessel, the ARA BARTOLOMÉ CORDERO, in 2022.

Santiago Rivas and Florencia Lucero Heguy in Buenos Aires for MON

The ARA PIEDRABUENA entering Mar del Plata harbour. (Photo: Sergio Bellomo)

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