September 4, 2018 – On the 3rd, the act of receiving the fifth Maritime Action Ship (BAM) “Audaz” (P-45) took place at the Curra dock. The ship is integrated into the Command of the Maritime Action Units in Cartagena, establishing its base in the Arsenal.
The ceremony was chaired by the Admiral of Maritime Action (ALMART), Manuel de la Puente Mora-Figueroa, and was attended by different civil and military authorities.
After the arrival of the authorities and the guests, the ALMART addressed on board some words of welcome to the crew that later disembarked to greet the family.
The “Audaz”, whose launching took place on March 30, 2017, is the first of the two ships of the extension of the first series of the BAM program of the Spanish Navy, according to the Execution Order signed by the Government on June 21. November 2014. It was delivered to the Navy on July 27 in San Fernando (Cádiz).
The BAM, totally Spanish construction model, have stood out for their excellent performance in the international groupings in which they have been integrated, demonstrating their efficiency and operability in the most demanding scenarios.
The “Audacious” like its predecessors, has 93.90 m in length, is endowed with high performance, flight cover and has an autonomy of food for 35 days. The latest generation Integrated Platform Control System developed by Navantia Sistemas, allows its operation with a reduced endowment, specifically 46 men and women (including a health officer).
The missions for which the Maritime Action Ship is conceived are, on the one hand, maritime security in low intensity scenarios, with a capacity to dissuade and react to asymmetric or conventional threats, and on the other, to protect national maritime interests , collaborating with state security forces and other ministerial departments, in surveillance missions, rescue, humanitarian aid, fight against illegal trafficking or fight against marine pollution.