Spanish Navy Receives Second BAM Ship from Navantia

1 November 2011 (Last Updated November 1st, 2011 04:35)

The Spanish Navy has received the second maritime action ship (BAM) Rayo P42 (Lightning) from Navantia at Rota Naval Base, Spain.

The Spanish Navy has received the second maritime action ship (BAM) Rayo P42 (Lightning) from Navantia at Rota Naval Base, Spain.

Rayo P42 is the second of an initial series of four vessels built by Navantia under the contract signed with the navy in September 2010.

The 93.9m-long, 14.2-wide BAM ship has a full-load displacement of 2,575t and an operational range of 8,000nm.

The ship can accommodate a crew of 70 and cruise at a maximum speed of 20.5kt.

The vessel is capable of performing a wide range of missions including the escort of commercial vessels, anti-piracy missions, search and rescue operations, and humanitarian aid.