ARM Guanajuato in Port-au-Prince
|Builder:||Mexican Navy Ship yards|
|Commissioned:||December 12, 2001|
|Class & type:||Durango-class patrol vessel|
|Speed:||20 knots (37 km/h)|
|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.
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.
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