Public can visit patrol vessel P43 Relámpago, moored in Puerto del Rosario

Public can visit patrol vessel P43 Relámpago, moored in Puerto del Rosario

  • Posted: Feb 05, 2016
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The patrol vessel P43 “Relámpago”, which is conducting maritime security operations in the Canary Islands, arrived this morning at Puerto del Rosario.

Also, the commander of Naval Command Admiral de Canarias, Juan Luis Sobrino Pérez-Crespo, will travel to the island on his first official visit since taking office last October. It is also his first visit to the island, as also happened last November in La Palma and El Hierro in January.

“Relámpago”can be visited today, Friday, February 5,  from 15.00 till 18.30 h and tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 6, from 11 am to 13 pm and 15.30 to 18 h.

Some technical details about “Relámpago”:
– The BAM (Buque de Acción Marítima) ships are new modular offshore patrol vessels of the Spanish Navy adapted to different purposes from a common base, manufactured by Navantia. The BAMs combine high performance with mission versatility, a high commonality with other ships operated by the Spanish Navy. Acquisition and lifecycle costs are reduced;

Type:Offshore patrol vessel
Displacement:2,670 t (full load)
Length:93.9 m (308 ft)
Beam:14.2 m (47 ft)
Draft:4.2 m (14 ft)
Propulsion:
  • 2 diesel engines
  • 4 groups diesel generators
  • 2 electric motors propellers
  • 1 Emergency generator
  • Located 2 cross bow thruster
Speed:20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)+
Range:3,500 mi (3,000 nmi; 5,600 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement:46 crew and 30 forces
Armament:
  • 1 cannon 76 mm/62 gun
  • 2 x 25 mm automatic mountings
  • 2 × 12.7 mm machine guns
Aircraft carried:1 × NH-90