|Four Cape Class Patrol Boats docked at Austal Australia in Henderson WA.|
Cape Leveque is named after the northernmost tip of the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said that with three quarters of the Cape Class fleet now delivered, Austal continued to demonstrate its credentials as a partner of choice for government defence vessel programs.
“The on-time delivery of Cape Leveque and continued efficiencies across the program reinforce Austal’s capability to reliably build and sustain naval and border protection vessels,” Mr Bellamy said.
“Our team at the Henderson shipyard have again demonstrated their ability to meet contracted timeframes. Delivering on time ensures that the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service can reliably continue to deliver on the Border Protection obligations it undertakes to the Commonwealth of Australia.”
The remaining two Cape Class vessels are moving into the final stages of construction and will be delivered progressively through to late 2015, in line with the contract.