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Punta Alta Multipurpose vessels

ARA "Punta Alta" was recently built by the ARMADA unit, specially designed for marking tasks. In compliance with this activity, is responsible maintenance, positioning and verification of signals that are distributed in the sea as aids to navigation and references another, providing security to the maritime movement of our coastline.

Its excellent size / offset / depth, and great maneuverability afforded through two controllable pitch propellers, bow thruster and two rudders, gives greater versatility.

The permanent colony of "PUNTA ALTA" is the NAVAL PUERTO BELGRANO and current primary mission is to make the system maintenance main access channel to the port of Bahia Blanca, channel more than 70 nautical miles in length with approximately 75 buoys that mark out, many of which are in the open sea, beyond 20 miles of the coast.

ARA "CIUDAD DE ZARATE" and "CIUDAD DE ROSARIO" belong to the SQUADRON OF RIVERS, under the Command AREA RIVER NAVAL their colony is NAVAL BASE ZARATE. Since joining the ARMADA ARGENTINA develop control tasks and monitoring of river areas under the jurisdiction of Fluvial Naval Area, including support activities to the community, rescue and transportation of personnel and boats Marines. Also meet instructional activities for students of institutes of training.

They have two small boats: a boat rigid hull aluminum and rigid hull inflatable boat. This type of unit has the ability to open navigable gaps in places where due to low temperatures freezing water mirror occurs, in this regard, thanks to its reinforced bow is able to "break" packs of ice up 60cm. thick.

Name No. Built In Service
Punta Alta Q63 CURTIS BAY (USA) March 30, 2000
Ciudad de Rosario Q62 CURTIS BAY (USA) March 30, 2000
Ciudad de Zrate Q61 CURTIS BAY (USA) March 30, 2000

Displacement 525 tons
Dimensions 49.05 x 10 x 2 (m).
Propulsion Two Engines Caterpilar D398 900 HP C / U
Two controllable pitch propellers
bow thrusters
Two Palas de Rudder
Speed 12.6 knots
Crew 6 Officer - 1 Senior NCO - 24 junior NCOs
Generators Two GM diesel 100 Kw c / u
Capacity cranes 2 hooks (10 tons and 5 tons)
Small craft 1 aluminum hull boat equipped with
Communications Equipment - Probe - Motor 130 HP

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