Video: Former Portuguese Navy corvette scuttled in Madeira


Video: Portuguese Navy


The Portuguese Navy has scuttled its former corvette NRP Afonso Cerqueira (F488) in order to produce an artificial reef.

The ship, sunk on September 4, will now become part of Cabo Girão, a marine natural park in Madeira.

As explained, the wreck will serve as an attraction for divers, supporting marine life in Cabo Girão.

The former NRP Afonso Cerqueira belonged to the Baptista de Andrade class of the Portuguese Navy. The vessel was based in Lisbon, carrying out surveillance and rescue missions in the Azores, Madeira and the Exclusive Economic Zone.

Afonso Cerqueira entered the service on June 28, 1975, while the operational life of the ship ended on March 11, 2015.

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< Apr 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 1 2 3 4 5

IDEF’19

Hosted by the Ministry of National Defense and under the management and responsibility of the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation, IDEF 2019

read more >

UNMANNED MARITIME SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019 is a crucial forum for the discussion of current and future projects and programmes…

read more >

Anti-Submarine Warfare

The conference will, in the presence of industry, provide a unique opportunity to understand what next generation platforms…

read more >