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The Operation Patrol Vessel 'Furor' (P-46) can be visited during its stopover in Almeria

In Almeria
August 9, 2022
  • The OPV 'Furor' is carrying out maritime surveillance tasks in the Mediterranean Sea

The sixth Operation Patrol Vessel, the OPV 'Furor' (P-46), which is carrying out an integrated maritime surveillance operation of the Maritime Operational Command (MOM), is scheduled to dock in the port of Almeria next Saturday, August 13.

During its stay in the port of the capital of Almeria, the ship can be visited at the following times:

  • Saturday 13th: from 11:00 to 12:30 hours and from 17:00 to 19:30 hours.
  • Sunday 14th: from 10:00 to 12:30 hours.

On both days, the visits will last half an hour.

In order to be able to make these visits it will be essential to register in the following link of the web page of the Port of Almeria:

The population of Almeria and all the citizens who visit it during this summer season will be able to learn about the equipment and material on board a Navy ship. Also, on the functions and missions entrusted thanks to the various exhibitions of material located along the route to be made.

To access the ship there will be a bus that will leave 10 minutes before the beginning of each visit. It will be located in the esplanade annexed to the shed, next to the access barrier to the port area from the Levante dock.

Maritime Operational Command (MOM)

The Maritime Operational Command (MOM) is the body within the operational structure of the Armed Forces, subordinated to the Chief of Defence Staff, responsible for planning, conducting and monitoring surveillance and security operations in maritime areas of sovereignty, responsibility and national interest. It is under the command of the Admiral for Maritime Action (ALMART in Spanish) based in Cartagena.

Armed Forces' Standing Operations

Standing Operations are an effective tool for maintaining surveillance of sovereign spaces, enabling early threat detection and enabling an immediate and effective response to a potential crisis.

The traditional Land Operational Command (MOT), Maritime (MOM), Aerospace (MOA) and the recently established Cyberspace (MOC) make up the Standing Command structure. On a daily basis, about 3,000 Armed Forces personnel are involved in permanent operations, under the operational control of the Operations Command.

Offshore Patrol Vessel 'Furor' (P-46)

The OPV 'Furor' is the most modern ship available to the Navy, and therefore has a wide range of sensors and systems that allow it to perform its tasks with great efficiency. Its capabilities as a maritime action ship are numerous and diverse, meeting the current needs and requirements of the Navy.

The OPVs, of entirely Spanish construction, 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 'Furor' is integrated in the Command of the Maritime Action Force Units in Cartagena (MARCART), under the direct dependence of the Admiral of Maritime Action (ALMART).

Its crew for this navigation is of 58 people, including an Operational Security Team of Marine Infantry coming from the Tercio de Levante (TERLEV).