OPV-81 Piloto Pardo
The Danubio IV project started in 2005, with the aim to equip the Navy of five modern units destined for monitoring and control of the jurisdictional sea area and Antarctic waters, search and rescue, control and combat of aquatic pollution, control of maritime activities, logistical support to isolated communities and maintenance of maritime signalling.
This patrol 1,728 tons of total displacement, which will have as port base of operations Talcahuano, is trained to operate along the coast safeguarding the roughly 27 million square kilometers of the area of responsibility for search and rescue that corresponds to Chile according to international conventions. It shall perform the following roles: surveillance and Control of maritime jurisdictional area, search and rescue in the maritime area of national responsibility, Control and combat of aquatic pollution, support to the maritime signalling maintenance and logistical support to isolated areas.
The patrol of maritime zone (PZM) was designed by FSSMER, according to the requirements of the Navy of Chle, a modern boat built by ASMAR and certified by Lloyd'd Register of Shiping that, in addition to comply with all international regulations as SOLAS and MARPOL, is destined to play a wide range of activities on the high seas, including:
- Coast Guard missions
- Protection of fishing activities
- Search and rescue missions
- Salvage and pollution control
- Support and training activities
On 12 July 2012 at the Talcahuano plant of Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR), the Minister of national defence, Andrés Allamand, and Commander in Chief of the Navy of Chile, Admiral Edmundo Gonzalez, gave the go to the construction of the third patrol vessel in the high seas of the institution with the cutting of the first plank of the OPV-83 sailor Fuentealba.
OPV-83 sailor Fuentealba it will have a length of 80, 6 meters, a molded 3-meter and strut sleeve to cover of 6.5 meters. Driven by two engines diesel Wärtsilä this ship, which will displace 1.771,6 tons full load, will reach a top speed of 20 knots in sea 2 State to 80% MCR. Its power plant will be comprised of 3 1,314 kVA diesel generators. It will have an autonomy of 30 days and its radius of action at 12 knots will be 8 thousand nautical miles. It will have a helicopter flight deck and hangar type Dauphin. Unlike their twins OPV-81 pilot Pardo, commissioned in 2008, and OPV-82 Comandante Toro, in service since 2009, will have reinforced helmet type "ice class" and systems anti-freeze that will operate in the Antarctic. OPV-83 sailor Fuentealba, whose construction cost will be 45 million dollars, it will be delivered in August 2014.
|Displacement, full||1,728 tons|
|GT (Gross Tonnage)||tons|
|NT (Net Tonnage)||tons|
|Length, O/A||80.60 meters / 262 feet|
|Length, W/L||meters / feet|
|Length, B/P||meters / feet|
|Max Beam||13 meters / feet|
|Draft||3.80 meters / feet|
|Height||meters / feet|
|Propulsion Type||marine diesel|
|Number of Main Engine(s)||2 engines|
|Main Engine builder||Wärtsilä|
|Main power||4.080 KW|
|Speed, maximum||20 knots|
|Range||nautical miles at knots|
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