Arguin is a fisheries patrol ship of the German Fassmer FPB-54 design, built in 2000 for Mauritanian Ministry's of Fisheries Délégation à la Surveillance des Pêches et au Contrôle en Mer
. It's named after island
, and bay
which are a centre of a national park and a World Heritage Site
, which is a major breeding site for migratory birds. She has displacement of ca. 1000 tons, total length of 54,5 metres. Propulsion consists of 2 MaK 6M20 diesels (2736 bhp) powering single screw, and a 200-shp Schottel bow thruster. Speed is 16 knots and endurance is 22 days. Crew consists of 13 but accomodations are provided for 32. It was also provided (though the few available current photos don't seem to show it any more) with a Fassmer Type MP-990 inspection launch on a centerline stern ramp.
Btw. it happens to be Shipbucket's first Mauritanian ship.