The 90m 2200 ton offshore Brazilian Navy patrol ship Araguari is scheduled to call at James Bay (St Helena ) tomorrow 01 April 2016. The Araguari will remain at James bay overnight and will depart the Island AM on Saturday morning. A crew reception have been arranged at the Briars for tomorrow evening. The Araguari has a capacity of 80 crew members and 40 troops she is also fitted with a 20 metre flight deck to accommodate a medium size helicopter. The Araguari’s last reported port of call was Luanda in Angola.
The Araguari was originally built by BAE Systems for the Trinidad and Tobago coast guard in 2010 but the order was cancelled and the Araguari was sold to the Brazilian Navy instead she was commissioned in 2013.