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ARM Guanajuato
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ARM Guanajuato in Port-au-Prince
Career (Mexico)
Name: ARM Guanajuato
Namesake: Guanajuato
Builder: Mexican Navy Ship yards
Commissioned: December 12, 2001
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Durango-class patrol vessel
Displacement: 1300 Tons
Length: 81.4m
Beam: 10.5 m
Draft: 3.90m
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement:
  • 70 Troop capacity
  • 55 crew
Armament:
  • Bofors 57mm Mk 3 gun
  • 9K38 Igla
  • Armor: Rolled armor with composite overlay
    Aircraft carried: Eurocopter Fennec
    Aviation facilities: Helipad and helicopter hangar

    The ARM Guanajuato (PO-153) is a Durango-class oceanic patrol vessel in the Mexican Navy with a main 4 inch turret and a helicopter landing pad, currently primarily used for drug interception and maritime security in Mexican territorial waters. It is also armed with SA-18 Grouse missiles. Like other ships of this class, it was designed and built in Mexican dockyards, and is sometimes referred to as a compact frigate. It was named after the Mexican state of Guanajuato.[1]

    Disaster relief operations[]

    In an effort to assist the Haitian population following, the Mexican government sent 20 tons of food aid to Haiti. In charge of the task was the ARM Guanajuato, the ship sailed from the port of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz and arrived in Port-au-Prince on June 18, 2008.[2]

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