The National Air and Naval Service of Panama (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval; SENAN) has taken delivery of four Interceptor 1102 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group. The christening ceremonies of all four vessels took place on 6 February 2017.
The SENAN also signed a second contract with Damen Shipyards Group for an additional batch of four identical boats. Both contracts include a comprehensive after-sales package that consists of training, spare parts and maintenance.
SENAN will mobilise the four new vessels from its Fort Sherman Naval Base located at the Caribbean end of the Panama Canal. The vessels’ primary function will be to combat illegal drug-trafficking activities in the surrounding area.
Construction of all the Interceptor 1102 vessels is being handled by Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey.