Ocean Patrol Vessel “Apa” is Incorporated into the Brazilian Navy

first_imgBy Dialogo December 03, 2012 On November 30, the Ocean Patrol Vessel (OPV) “Apa” was incorporated to the Brazilian Navy during a ceremony presided by Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Fernando Eduardo Studart Wiemer, at the facilities on the Portsmouth Naval Base, in the United Kingdom. The ship was built by BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships. The OPV “Apa” owes its name to an important river in Brazil, like the other ships in this Class, such as the “Amazonas,” which was incorporated into the Navy on June 29, 2012, and the “Araguari,” scheduled to be delivered to the Brazilian Navy within the first half of 2013. Construction of the OPV “Apa” started on September 10, 2008, and the keel laying was on February 16, 2009. The vessel sailed for the first time on November 19, 2009, and the construction was finalized in June 2010. The main features of the OPV “Apa” are: Total length: 297 feet Length between perpendiculars: 272 feet Maximum beam: 44.2 feet Sailing draught: 14.7 feet Load displacement: 2,170 tons Maximum speed with 2 MCP: 25 knots Action ratio at 12 knots: 5,500 nautical miles Endurance: 35 days Troop carrying capacity: 51 troops Cargo transportation capacity: 6 containers of 15 tons each Weaponry: one 30-mm cannon, and two 25-mm machine guns Propulsion system: two MAN 16V28/33D 7 350 HP engines Energy generation: three 500 kW CATERPILLAR generators, one 200kW CATERPILLAR generator Crew size: 12 officers, 21 SO/SG and 48 CB/MN The Ocean Patrol Vessel “Apa” was designed and built to meet the need for surveillance of extensive maritime areas. Due to its great endurance and capacity of operating with organic aircrafts (helicopters) and two speedboats, it will contribute to the other ships of the Brazilian Navy during the protection and surveillance of the Blue Amazon. After the incorporation into the Navy, the “Apa” will navigate towards Brazil in the second half of February 2013. In this two-month journey from Portsmouth, in the United Kingdom, the ship will stop in Portugal, Spain (Gran Canarias), Mauritania, Senegal, Angola, and Namibia. Other ports will include Rio Grande (Rio Grande do Sul), Itajai (Santa Catarina), in Brazil. The final destination will be Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the first half of May, 2013. Excellent news for the Brazilians who are concerned about the South Amazon, and the Latin American Navies inter-American defense and cooperation system. We shall wait for the Oceanic Patrol Ship “APA” that soon will arrive at its port in Brazil. May I congratulate the Navy Command for the successful acquirement of this one more ship.Ney de Araripe Sucupira*Member of the Friends of the Navy SocietySão Paulo – Brazillast_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps FC has announced that Paddy Foy has left his position as Assistant Manager and Head of Youth Development with immediate effect.Paddy managed the u-20 team, the Foyle Cup squad and the ‘A’ side during his time at Finn Park recruiting and developing a number of players who progressed to the Senior Squad.Due to work and other commitments he has left the post and will be taking a break from football Today Paddy said: “The brief for Youth Development for Finn Harps is a large remit covering a number of areas including Recruiting, Coaching and Managing Players.“There is also a large emphasis on fitness and conditioning and I have found it’s important to consistently stress to younger players that the step up to senior football is a huge commitment.“All of the above means the role as Head of Finn Harps Youth Development takes a huge amount of time and at the moment due to work and other reasons, I feel I cannot give the Job the dedication I feel is required,” he said.“I am going to take a break from the game but at some stage in the future I intend to return to coaching in Senior Football and hopefully that will be with Finn Harps. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time working at Finn Harps and I would like to thank the Players, the Board and everyone at Finn Park for their support during my tenure,” he added.ACHIEVEMENTSJames Rodgers, Youth Development Officer at Finn Harps wanted to recognise Paddy’s achievements at the Club.“Paddy’s remit as Head Coach of Youth Development was to identify, recruit and develop Players who had the potential to become part of the senior squad. We have been delighted with the number of players who have progressed to the first team under Paddy’s guidance.“Winning the Foyle Cup last summer was a terrific boost for both Finn Harps and underage Football in Donegal. I am disappointed we are losing Paddy but on behalf of the Club I would like to thank him for the huge commitment he gave the role and wish him the best of luck in the future.” Finn Harps will begin a recruitment process immediately and hope to speak to suitable candidates in the coming days.EndsHARPS PART COMPANY WITH ASSISTANT MANAGER AND HEAD OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT was last modified: June 30th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finn harpsPaddy Foylast_img read more