Chilean Navy Receives a Patrol Boat and Increases its Capacities

first_imgBy Carolina Contreras/Diálogo August 22, 2016 The Chilean Navy has incorporated a new oceanic patrol vessel that has logistical control, surveillance, and maritime rescue capabilities. It is operating in the country’s southern region, including Antarctic territory. The fourth patrol boat, called OPV 84 “Cabo Odger,” was fully built by the Chilean company “Astilleros y Maestranza de la Armada” (ASMAR; “Naval Armory and Shipbuilding,” in English). The OPV 84 “Cabo Odger” involved an investment of approximately US$60 million. It was conceived as part of the Chilean Navy’s Danubio IV Project, which calls for the construction of six such patrol vessels for use in patrols; surveillance; controlling and combating pollution; maintaining navigational aids; providing support to remote areas; and for use as a maritime search and rescue service covering the entire Exclusive Economic Zone (ZEE) from the North to the South of the country. To date, the following are in operation: the OPV 81 “Piloto Pardo,” built in 2008 for use in the 2nd Naval Zone of Talcahuano, in the South of the country; OPV 82 “Comandante Toro,” completed in 2009 and commissioned in the 4th Naval Zone, Iquique, in the North; and the third OPV 83 “Marinero Fuentealba,” incorporated into the service of the Navy in 2014 in the 3rd Naval Zone, home port of Punto Arenas, at the southern tip of the country. “Cabo Odger” will operate in the 5th Naval Zone, Puerto Montt, in the South.It was officially inaugurated on August 3rd during an official christening ceremony at ASMAR’s industrial plant in Talcahuano. “We have the birth of a new boat into the service of the country,” said Admiral Enrique Larrañaga, Navy Commander in Chief, during the launching ceremony. He was also accompanied by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Chile’s Minister of Defense, José Antonio Gómez. Technical Capacities It took a year and three months to finish building this patrol boat, which has a crew of 34 people and capacity for 20 passengers. It has a length overall (LOA) of 80.60 meters; a beam of 13 meters; a moulded depth of 16.5 meters; and a draft of 3.8 meters. It resists a load of 1,771 metric tons, can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots, and can navigate autonomously for 30 days. Due to the operational demands it will have, the OPV 84 was given greater versatility. So, for example, it is able to navigate in cold climates and in pre-Antarctic waters thanks to its “ice class” reinforced hull, which is thicker at the bow and allows for the necessary preparation of ballast tanks and systems to operate in low temperatures. Its detection capacity was also increased: it consists of a new integrated communications system designed and constructed domestically. In addition, its command and control capacity was increased in order to operate in oceanic patrol and rescue missions and to support operations during emergencies or disasters. This modern patrol boat will have a working range of 8,000 nautical miles (14,800 kilometers). In support of its work, the boat has a flight deck to operate a mid-sized helicopter and its respective hangar, as well as two semi-rigid boats for boarding and searching vessels. “To improve its capacities, [the OPV 84] added an important series of modifications with respect to its original design,” said Rodrigo Sazo, head of Public Relations for ASMAR. The fourth patrol boat is named in honor of Chilean Navy Corporal Leopoldo Odger Flores, who is considered a hero for losing his life in 1965 while attempting to rescue his fellow sailors who were shipwrecked while doing work similar to what the new OPV will be doing in the country’s southern waters. After the launching ceremony for the OPV 84, the equipment launch will be carried out, the sensors will be integrated, and later the boat will be tested in port and at sea to make sure that it is one hundred percent operative by next year. New Challenges for ASMAR The OPV 84 “Cabo Odger” is the second patrol boat that is being constructed at the ASMAR Industrial Plant in Talcahuano, which has fully recovered after suffering serious damage during the February 27, 2010 earthquake. “We are in the presence of a renovated ASMAR,” said Rear Admiral Andrés Fonzo Morán, ASMAR’s Director. “The plant underwent a profound modernization, and completing this fourth OPV is a reiteration of the fact that we have recovered our naval construction capacities,” he added. For ASMAR, naval construction is a branch of development that it would like to continue exploring. To this end, they have announced a construction project for the first icebreaker manufactured domestically for the Chilean Navy, called “Project Antarctic.” “It will be a large boat, robust, the equivalent of five times the tonnage of OPV-type boats, very specialized,” said Rear Adm. Fonzo. This project is in the basic engineering stage of development, which is being carried out by specialists from Canada. Once this phase is completed, the execution stage of the project will be initiated.last_img read more

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first_imgST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL NEWSLETTERSunday 6th May 2012Fifth Sunday of Easter DATES FOR YOUR DIARYRaphoe Diocese preparation for Eucharistic Congress—Sunday 20th May4-5 pm – Holy Hour in the Church of the Irish Martyrs5-6.30 pm – Eucharistic Procession to the Cathedral6.30pm Mass – Refreshments afterwards in Loreto SchoolJESUS VISITS HIS PEOPLE 2012Thursday, 24th May 6.30pm ~ Wolfe Tone PlaceFriday, 25th May 6.30pm ~ RahanMonday 28th May 6.30pm ~ St. Eunan’s TerraceTuesday 29th May 2.30pm ~ Hillcrest Nursing HomeTuesday 29th May 6.30pm ~ Muckish AvenueWednesday 30th May 6.30pm ~ The GrangeThursday 31st May 6.30pm ~ Knocknamona CrescentFriday 1st June 6.30pm ~ Crievesmith ParkMonday 4th June 6.30pm ~ College ParkTuesday 5th June 6.30pm ~ AshbrookWednesday 6th June 6.30pm ~ RosemountThursday 7th June 6.30pm ~ Hawthorn HeightsFriday 8th June 6.30pm ~ Ard O’DonnellCORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION ~ SUNDAY 10th JUNEMass in the Cathedral ~ 6.30 pmProcession afterwards followed by BenedictionEDDIE STONES in the Cathedral ~ 24th June (2.30 pm – 5.30 pm)CONWAL GRAVEYARD – Prayers for our faithful departed ~15th JulyLECK GRAVEYARD – Prayers for our faithful departed ~ 22nd JulyFR DENIS MCBRIDE (Scripture Scholar) ~ 7th -12th OctoberST PATRICK’S COMMUNITY- PARISH MISSION ~ 3rd – 7th December Parish Notice-boardPhone: 074 – 9121021Fax: 074 – 9124200Email: [email protected] ~ 6th May 2012Masses: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 5 pm (Polish Mass) and 6.30 pmBaptisms: 1.30 pm in the CathedralSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is open at 2 pmMay Devotions in the Cathedral – 7.30 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmMONDAY8 am Mass ~ No Mass – Bank Holiday10 am Mass ~ Jim Quinn7.30 pm Mass ~ Stephen ShevlinSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openGrow Meeting in Loreto Convent ~ 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmTUESDAY8am Mass ~ See Mass Intentions below10 am Mass ~ ®7.30 pm Mass ~ Pioneer Association MassSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openBaptism Preparation will take place in the Parochial House at 8 pm on Tuesday 15th MayRosary at Our Lady’s Altar (Monday to Friday in May) – 8 pmLegion of Mary Meeting: Conference Room ~ After 10 am MassLegion of Mary Meeting: Room 112, Loreto Secondary School –7 pmDivine Mercy Prayer in the Cathedral – 8 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGamblers’ Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmWEDNESDAY8 am Mass ~ Eileen McGovern10 am Mass ~ Michael and Molly Blake7.30 pm Mass ~ Joe and Brendan McMonagleSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openR.C.I.A. Course in the Parochial House – 7.30 pmMother’s Prayer Meeting in Loreto Convent – 8 pmCathedral Choir Practice in the Conference Centre – 8.15 pmNarcotics Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmCathedral Choir in the Conference Room – 8.15 pm THURSDAY8 am Mass ~ Special Intention10 am Mass ~ ®7.30 pm Mass ~ Tommy and Grace DillonSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openConfessions: 12 noon – 1 pm and after 7.30 pm MassPure Teens – 4.45 pm – 5 pmCharismatic Prayer Group in the Conference Room – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmFRIDAY8 am Mass ~10 am Mass ~ Rose and James McCool7.30 pm Mass ~ See Mass Intentions below8.15 pm Mass – Damian Hunter (First Anniversary)St Pius X Adoration Chapel is openAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 10.30 amAA Meeting for Women in the Cathedral Conference Room – 1 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGambler’s Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSATURDAY10 am Mass ~7.30 pm Mass ~ Vigil for SundayConfessions: 12 noon to 1 pm and after 7.30 pm MassAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSt. Vincent de Paul ~ Conwal & Leck Parish ~ 9129503St. Vincent de Paul ~ Parish of Aughaninshin ~ 9122366 MASS INTENTIONS FOR 8 am TUESDAY and 7.30 pm FRIDAYSeamus O’Cnaimhsi ~ Anna NallenRECENT BAPTISMS ~ We welcome into God’s CommunityPearse Daithi Luke McKinney ~ Justin Chidozie Anyanji ~ Jeremiah Chisom Anyanji ~ Katie Ann Gallagher ~ Conor Anthony Meehan ~ Ciara Doherty ~Timoty Ulliel-ChazelThe following have been enrolled in the RAPHOE DIOCESAN SOCIETY – Michael McGinty, Fortwell, Christina Duffy, Windyhall, Eugene O’Neill, Coolboy, Madge Gallagher, Illistrin, Anton Gallagher, Illistrin, Jackie Collins, Charlie Collins Tce., Joseph Boyce, Clydebank. Eternal rest grant onto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.As it is the first Sunday of the Month ST PIUS X ADORATION CHAPEL will be open at 2 pm for residents of the following areas: Hawthorn Heights, College Farm Road, Asleigh Close, College Road/Row, Convent Road, Westhill, St. Eunan’s Tce., St. Eunan’s Court and Plunkett O’Boyle Tce.The annual MASS FOR PRESENTATION OF PINS to new Young Pioneers and Silver and Gold Jubilarian Pioneers will take place on Tuesday 8th May at 7.30 pm in St. Eunan’s Cathedral. If you are interested in receiving a silver (25 years) or gold (50 years), contact Joe 085-1269238, Michael 087-6774618 or Geraldine 087-7962045.A MASS OF THANKSGIVING will be celebrated on Tuesday 15th May in St. Eunan’s Cathedral for Promoters, Subscribers and Readers of the Sacred Heart Messenger. Celebrant will be Fr. Bernard McGuckian SJ and all are welcome.The next Meeting of the FAMILY/CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP will take place on Wednesday 9th May at 8 pm in the Sacristy. FAMILY MASS – Sunday 13th May – 10 am.THE CURSILLO RE-UNION WEEKEND will take place in Ards on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May. Registration at 9.30 am on Saturday 12th. This will be a get-together for members of Cursillo (old and new) who have done the Cursillo weekends. Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 13th at 3 pm. To book contact 91 24111 or 0879575463/0871277351.The next meeting of the LETTERKENNY ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP will take place from 7.30 to 9 pm on Tuesday 8th May at the Cheshire Apartments.The next meeting of the ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION will be in thePastoral Centre on Thursday, 10th May at 2.30 pm.A DIABETES AWARENESS DAY will take place at Boots Chemist, Main Street, Letterkenny between 8.30 am – 7 pm on Thursday 10th May. Blood glucose monitoring, blood pressure measurement, and consultations with a dietician will be available free of charge. No appointment is necessary.MATHS REVISION COURSE ~ The Co. Donegal Branch of the Irish Maths Teacher’s Association have organised Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level Maths and Junior Certificate Higher Level Maths Courses in Letterkenny on Saturday 12th May. Contact 0862440777.KILMACRENNAN 5K ROAD RACE/WALK will take place on Tuesday 15th May at 7.30 pm. Contact 0868988071 or Kilmacrennan National School on 91 39295.A SOCIAL FOR THE ‘YOUNG AT HEART CLUB’ will be held in the Social Centre, Oliver Plunkett Road on Tuesday 8th May at 8 pm.THE DONEGAL CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY presents the 2nd concert of “Sundays in Conwal” with the DONEGAL CAMERATA String Quintet on Sunday 13th of May at 3pm. Tickets available from An Grianan Theatre ( 91 20777) or at the door.LOCAL NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL NEWSLETTER was last modified: May 5th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LOCAL NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL NEWSLETTERlast_img read more