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OCEA OPV 190 “FOULADOU” – Efficiency at Sea

November 2019


Early July 2019, the Senegal Navy has seized 1260 kg of cocaine on a vessel coming from Latin America and heading to Spain.

The successful operation has been operated jointly with the Spanish Guardia Civil and involved the Offshore Patrol Vessel OCEA OPV 190 “FOULADOU”.


The “FOULADOU” is a 58 m multi-role vessel, designed to ensure maritime safety and security missions in the Exclusive Economic Zone. Flagship of the Senegalese Navy since 2016, she is playing a crucial role in the sovereignty of country at sea, in the multilateral operations in West Africa and in the development of the Senegalese blue economy, including the protection of the offshore resources.


Benefitting from more than 30 years OCEA experience in designing aluminium vessels by enhancing the natural properties of this material, the ”FOULADOU” demonstrates the advantages of the OCEA solutions:

  • Operational efficiency with this exceptional drug seizure
  • Operating efficiency with her reduced operating costs and excellent reliability allowing 300 days per year at sea
  • Environmental efficiency by saving about 45 % of CO2 emissions compared with an equivalent vessel in steel


See also article from Drakaractu here

  • Offshore Patrol Vessels

Characteristics of the ship

  • Length overall
    58.00 m
  • Capacity
    24 Crew + 32 Personnel
  • Speed
    24 knots
  • Endurance
    3 weeks