The tragedy of the frigate Magdalena

      Captain Mr. Bartolomé Cánovas (Cartagena, 1955) always felt very curious about the history of the frigate Santa María Magdalena, which a storm sank off the coast of Viverio in November 1810, but that interest became a fascination five years ago, when he added the address of the Naval Museum of Ferrol. Due to the inexistence of a work dedicated monographically to the history of the Magdalena, the director of the Naval Museum opted to write it himself. And the result of that effort can be seen this Thursday in the old prison of San Campio, where Mr. Cánovas will present his book Fragata Magdalena: gente de mar y de guerra. The Magdalena was part of the Spanish-English fleet that was formed at the beginning of the 19th century to fight against the Napoleonic troops. The objective was ...

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Mr. Jorge Filgueira new director of Navantia Ferrol

The engineer Mr. Jorge Filgueira Ameneiros (Ferrol, 1966) is the new director of Navantia Ferrol, where he takes over from Mr. Rafael Suárez. He has just returned to his hometown after working in recent years in Navantia Australia, in Adelaide, where he was director of the program of the destroyers that the Spanish company builds in the country. Mr. Jorge Filgueira has a wealth of knowledge about different areas of the company, since he began his professional career in the public shipyards in the Carenas division, and later worked in the construction programs of Norwegian frigates and Australian mega-ships. The relay at the head of the river’s factories is part of the new organizational structure that the company has launched after the approval of the strategic plan for the future for the period 2018-2022 and the single collective agreement for ...

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Navantia Reparaciones closes a year in which it attracted 42 vessels to the Ferrol estuary

    The repair division of Navantia  definitively left behind the hole it had experienced in 2017, when it closed an exercise in which it consolidated the recovery of the activity. Thus, during the past year, a total of 42 merchant ships passed through the installations of the old Astano and Bazán, 7 more than they did twelve months earlier. In percentage terms, it implies an increase of 20%. It stands out mainly in that volume of the fleet that has landed in the local factories gas carriers, in which the Galician Navantia is specialized. Specifically, 18 of the civil ships were gas, placing this figure to local plants in the fourth repairer of the world of this type of ships. Although the ship repair market is fluctuating, the forecasts managed by the sector are to maintain good levels of ...

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