Chilean OPV Drops Anchor in Peru to Participate in Unitas LIII
By Dialogo May 16, 2012
The Chilean Navy’s OPV Comandante Toro was welcomed at Peru’s Callao Naval Base on May 13 by a delegation from that South American country’s Navy.
During its stay, the vessel’s crew will carry out a substantial program of activities as part of the Pacific phase of the Unitas LIII exercise. The countries participating in UNITAS are Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and the United States.
This is the first time that the Chilean Navy is participating in Unitas with an offshore patrol vessel in the OPV-80 class, designed by the German firm Fassmer and built in the country, at the Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR) industrial plant in Talcahuano.
In Chile, this vessel and its twin, the OPV-81 Piloto Pardo, are used for tasks related to guarding the nation’s extensive maritime spaces, protecting human life at sea, search-and-rescue missions, support for island communities, protecting fishing resources, and monitoring maritime pollution.
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