BIRO Candidate Warship Arrives South Africa

Press Release
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Relámpago: Photo credit Navantia

The Spanish Navy OPV 'Relámpago', designed and built by Navantia, on show to the South African Navy in Capetown

Builders of this offshore patrol vessel, Spain's Navantia shipyard is a potential candidate for the BIRO procurement program, in which this ship can be adapted to the requirements of the South African Navy.

This OPV is a medium sized, multipurpose and high performance ship with great versatility regarding missions, enjoys a high level of system commonality with other Spanish Navy ships and has low acquisition and life cycle costs.

Relámpago's  main missions are:
    •    Protection and escort of other ships
    •    Control of maritime traffic
    •    Control and neutralisation of terrorist actions and piracy
    •    Operations against drug trafficking and the traffic in persons
    •    Maritime rescue and salvage operations
    •    Crisis situation support and humanitarian assistance
    •    Enforcing of fishing legislation
    •    Enforcing of environmental and anti-pollution legislation

Main features:
    •    Length Overall: 93.90 m.
    •    Maximum Beam: 14.20 m.
    •    Depth to Flight Deck: 7.20 m.
    •    Displacement at full load: 2,575 t.
    •    Scantling draught: 4.4 m.
    •    Maximum speed: 21 knots
    •    Autonomy (at 15 kn): 8,000 miles
    •    Crew: 35 + 35 (other personnel)

 

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Newport News, ODU Partner for Bachelor's Degree Program

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that apprentices at Newport News Shipbuilding will now have the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree

Azeri Shipyard, BP Sign Vessel Construction Contract

Azeri state energy company SOCAR's shipyard and British oil major BP have signed a $378 million deal to design and build a subsea construction vessel for the Shah Deniz II gas project,

Fishing Vessels Fit with Wärtsilä’s NOx Reducer

Wärtsilä said its new NOx Reducer will be fitted to two new fishing vessels under construction at the Celiktrans yard in Turkey. The ships are owned by HB Grandi,

Navy

US Navy Completes Korea Ferry SAR Mission

With concurrence from South Korean commanders, the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) is departing waters around Jindo, South Korea

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 23

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 23 1917 - Launching of USS New Mexico, first dreadnought with turboelectric drive 1918 - USS Stewart destroys German submarine off France 1945 - In only U.

CNR: Innovation Maintains US Naval Advantages

An interview with Rear Adm. Matt Klunder, U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Research What are your near term, mid-term and long term science and technology (S&T) objectives?

Patrol Boats

Maritime Code Accord Could Solve Pacific Conflicts

Naval officers say accord does not directly address problems in disputed waters, but document could be initial step towards guarding against conflict. U.S. has

Marine Robots Survey D-Day Rehearsal Wreckage

Mission commemorates 70th anniversary of World War II Tragedy. A mission off the coast of South Devon, England has surveyed two U.S. Landing Ship Tanks (LSTs)

Ill-fated Korean Ferry May Have Been Going too Fast

It should have been plain sailing for a South Korean ferry carrying hundreds of children and their teachers on an outing to the sub-tropical island of Jeju, an annual trip for Danwon High School.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1600 sec (6 req/sec)