DECEMBER 11, 2013 — Mexico's Secretaría de Marina has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group, the Netherlands, for a Damen Stan Patrol 4207.
The Mexican Navy already operates two similar patrol vessels and has two more under construction at its Astillero de Marina Numero 1 shipyard in Tampico.
The latest vessel will thus be the fifth of the Tenochtitlan-class and will also be constructed in the Tampico shipyard, while Damen will supply a partial material package and technical assistance. The steel for the hull and part of the piping will be acquired by the Mexican Navy. Keel laying is expected to be early 2014. The vessel will be named Uxmal, after an ancient Mayan city on the Yucatan peninsula.