In the presence of Admiral (RA) David Rene Moreno Moreno, Vice Minister of Social and Business Defense Group GSED, it was launched at the facilities of the Corporation of Science and Technology for the Development of the Marine, Marine and River Industries (COTECMAR) , the New Amphibious Landing Ship BDA for the Colombian Navy. The ARC 245 Baha Solano, as it is called, is the sixth unit of its type to enter service with the Colombian Navy and whose final delivery date is scheduled for May 1st of this year.
With a $ 33,250,000,000 investment by cops, approximately $ 9.6 million, these golf-class BDAs of national design, built at the COTECMAR shipyards in Cartagena de Indias, have shown their valuable contribution to humanitarian assistance. You recently participated in Operation Renacer, which aims to rebuild the islands of Providencia and Santa Catalina in the Colombian Caribbean and which hit Hurricane Iota in mid-November 2020.
Its dimensions are 49 meters long, 11 meters wide, 3.1 meters deep and 1.5 meters deep, its displacement is 689 tons at full load, the design of the ship takes into account navigational capacity and maintains its performance characteristics up to 12 nautical miles from the shore . with a maximum swell of 3 NATO. Rear Admiral Juan Ricardo Rozo Obregn, Commander of the Caribbean Naval Forces, accompanied by the President of COTECMAR, was also present during the solemn ceremony. Rear Admiral Scar Daro Tascn Muoz. (Carlos Vanegas, correspondent for the Edefa group in Colombia)
Photos: Launch of the new BDA Amphibious Landing Ship for the Colombian Navy ARC 245 Baha Solano.
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