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Tag: Chilean Navy

  • Monday, December 26th 2022 - 09:01 UTC

    Chile launches the first icebreaker made in South America

    She cost US$ 215 million, displaces some 13,000 tons and was co-designed with Vard Marines shipbuilders from Canada

    The first icebreaker built in Latin America, Almirante Oscar Viel, was launched last week from the state-run naval ASMAR shipyard in Talcahuano, Chile after five years of construction

  • Monday, December 5th 2022 - 09:58 UTC

    Jiggers have started crossing from the Pacific to the Atlantic, reports Chilean Navy

    Chilean Navy is keeping track of the expected 200 vessels crossing the Magellan Strait

    The Chilean Navy said it is keeping track of the international fishing fleet (mostly jiggers), transiting through the Magellan Strait from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean which started in November.

  • Wednesday, June 22nd 2022 - 09:54 UTC

    First Chilean-built icebreaker 60% complete

    The new icebreaker new is more than 60% complete

    At a total cost of around US$ 210 million, Chile's first home-built icebreaker is already 60% complete and plans to be seaworthy by the time of the XII International Naval Exhibition and Congress in Valparaíso in December, it was reported.

  • Thursday, May 26th 2022 - 22:48 UTC

    Strong quake felt in Peru, Chile and Bolivia

    No fatalities have been reported

    A strong earthquake rocked Chile, Perú, and Bolivia Thursday morning. Authorities in the three countries are still to release detailed reports on the aftermath of the event.

  • Monday, February 28th 2022 - 20:15 UTC

    Steel cutting ceremony to build multipurpose vessels for the Chilean navy

    President Piñera headed the multipurpose vessel steel cutting ceremony at the Asmar shipyard

    Chilean president Sebastián Piñera headed on Sunday the steel cutting ceremony for the building of the first, --out of four--, multipurpose vessel, to be incorporated to the country's navy. Also present at the ceremony were Defense minister Baldo Prokurica and the commander in chief of the navy, Admiral Juan Andrés de la Maza.

  • Thursday, October 21st 2021 - 09:24 UTC

    Chilean Navy acts on protesting fishermen

    Protesters could have caused a major crisis in the port of Valparaíso

    Chile's Navy Wednesday took action against protesting fishermen off Valparaíso, who were insisted they had not worked for more than 100 days and demanded promises made eight years ago be delivered.

  • Wednesday, November 25th 2020 - 09:00 UTC

    Chile building its own polar vessel, Antarctica I, to replace icebreaker Oscar Viel

    Antarctica I project will replace the Navy's current icebreaker Oscar Viel

    Construction of the Chilean Navy's new polar ship at the ASMAR Talcahuano Shipyard is 35% advanced according to official information. The ship, being built under the name of Antarctica I project, will replace the Navy's current icebreaker Oscar Viel. She will perform logistic support activities for Antarctic operators, both domestic and foreign, performing tasks such as transporting people and materials, removing garbage and providing food and fuel.

  • Monday, April 27th 2020 - 07:50 UTC

    Chilean navy acquires two 1990 Adelaide class frigates from Australia

    The former RAN vessels are intended to replace two recently decommissioned Chilean warships which were acquired second-hand from the Netherlands in 2004.

    Chile's Navy is preparing to sail two recently retired Australian warships out of Sydney after purchasing them in a deal believed to be worth more than US$ 70 million. Ex-Adelaide-class frigates HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Newcastle were quietly commissioned into their new service this month during a formal handover ceremony between both navies.

  • Monday, April 1st 2019 - 08:14 UTC

    UK and Chile honor a shared naval hero: Admiral Thomas Cochrane

    Admiral Sir Philip Jones and special guest Admiral Julio Leiva Molina unveiled on Sunday the HQ Portsmouth Flotilla as the Cochrane Building.

    The First Sea Lord and head of the Chilean Navy have renamed a building inside Portsmouth Naval Base in tribute to a shared naval hero. Admiral Sir Philip Jones and special guest Admiral Julio Leiva Molina unveiled on Sunday the HQ Portsmouth Flotilla as the Cochrane Building.

  • Wednesday, December 19th 2018 - 09:15 UTC

    GREAT Maritime law professionals visit Chile

    During their stay in the country, the experts in maritime law attended a reception hosted by HRH the Princess Royal

    The United Kingdom Ministry of Justice, the British-Chilean Chamber of Commerce and the British Embassy in Santiago organized a visit to Chile of UK legal professionals. The delegation of experts in maritime law visited Chile in late November to join HRH Princess Anne, who travelled to the country to join the celebrations of the Chilean Navy’s 200th anniversary.