Egypt has awarded a second contract to Swiftships Shipbuilding to build six 35 m patrol boats, the US company announced on 5 November.

“Contract negotiations are being finalised and procurement of materials will begin before 2015,” it said in a statement.

It added that the contract is an extension of the existing build-operate-transfer programme, under which Swiftships and the Egyptian government co-produced four 28 m patrol boats between 2010 and 2014. […]