The Italian government is helping the Tunisian Navy and the National Guard bolster their maritime patrolling capabilities by donating 12 patrol boats as part of a security assistance package signed in April 2011.

The 12 patrol boats include six P270TNs for the Tunisian Navy and six P350TNs for the National Guard, all of them built by Cantiere Naval Vittoria (CNV) in Adria.

CNV chairman Luigi Duò told IHS Jane’s that his company had delivered five of the P350TNs and three of the P270TNs since December 2012. The next two P270TNs will be delivered by October. The last P350TN and P270TN were originally options and are expected to be delivered by February 2015, Duò said. […]