Impact of Tsunami waves on the naval base of Talcahuano and Asmar affected Chilean submarine and another Ecuadorian , Damages are assessed in oceanographic ship "Cape Horn
The tsunami that struck south-central coast of Chile in the early hours of Saturday , several ships that remained in the naval base of Talcahuano, complex, according to own navy, suffered "enormous damage millionaires.
There is, among other branches of the Navy, the base of the Submarine Force, where he remained the "Race" and "O'Higgins"-the two Scorpene class submarines are the most modern in the country-and ship - mother "Almirante Merino".
One of the submarines, presumably the "Race" was beaten so violently by the waves, which hit bottom and then back to the surface, which would have caused damage still being assessed. The "Almirante Merino", intact, now provides logistical support to personnel who lost their homes.
Along with the naval base was the gunner Asmar Talcahuano, internationally renowned company that housed several ships under construction or repairs.
Damages are assessed yet, but is estimated to be substantial. Moreover, high technological development of the company is thought to strategic information retrieval and facilities could take up to a decade.
Among the biggest concerns is the status of the research vessel "Cape Horn", which was to be thrown into the sea at night after the tragedy and, after crossing about a block from its dry dock, ended on a sandbank.
There is also concern about the submarine "Shiri" ( Ecuadorian Navy ), which since 2008 was subject to modification . Navy officials confirmed last night that nation to "El Mercurio" local newspaper.
Asmar waiting to give them an assessment of damages, "though apparently not be many, at least not visible," the chief of the Ecuadorian delegation.
The Ecuadorian is a class submarine U-209 German, like Chileans "Thomson" and "Simpsons."