projecto Ocean Revival que realizou ontem o primeiro afundamento de navios de guerra da Marinha Portuguesa

Guilherme Abreu Loureiro, a partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, collaborated in the historical and iconographic research of the old warships given by the Portuguese Navy to the Ocean Revival project, the first underwater park in Portuguese waters, which will be located 5,5km off the coast of Alvor, Portimão.

The research focused on the corvette Oliveira e Carmo, the patrol boat Zambeze, the oceanographic ship Almeida Carvalho and the frigate Hermenegildo Capelo, of which the first two were sunk yesterday.

The Ocean Revival project, which aims to promote underwater tourism, results from a partnership between the City of Portimão and SubNauta, with the support of the Portuguese navy, which provided the boats.

The implementation of this project will allow to \“enhance the memory of the ships, of their patrons and honour the history and culture of a country\” as stated by Luís Sá Couto, the Ocean Revival mentor.

The historical and iconographic research led by Abreu Loureiro took place with the Navy Museum, the Navy Central Library and Historical Archive and the Hydrographic Institute.




 Conferencia de Lourenco Correia de Matos na Real Academia de la Historia em Madrid

Lourenço Correia de Matos, a partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, presented a conference on the 24th entitled La Orden Constantiniana de San Jorge en Portugal at the invitation of the organization of the cycle of conferences on this Order, held at the Real Academia de la Historia, in Madrid, commemorating its institution and the 1700 years of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (28th of October of 312AD).

The Director of the Real Academia, D. Gonzalo Anes y Alvarez de Castrillón, Marquis of Castrillón, chaired the session accompanied at the table by HRH Prince Pedro of Bourbon, Duke of Noto, Grand Prefect, Bailiff Grand Cross and Grand Constable of the Royal Deputation of the Order. Also present TRH Prince Carlos of Bourbon, Infante of Spain, Duke of Calabria, Grand Master of the Order, and Princess Anne, Duchesse of Calabria.

The following conferences were also held: Pontifical documents on la Sagrada y Militar Orden Constantinian de San Jorge, by His Eminence the Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Archbishop of Valencia, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship; The independence of the Grand Mastership of the Constantinian Order from any claim to Sovereign rank: 1550-2012, by Guy Stair Sainty, a reputed specialist in the history of Chivalric Orders; Constantino el Grande y la adopcion del Monograma de Cristo en sus documentos oficiales, by José María de Francisco Olmos, PhD in Medieval History, Dean of the Facultad de Ciencias de la Documentación at the Complutense University of Madrid; Mito, storia e diritto dell'Ordine Costantiniano di San Giorgio, by Alfonso Marini Dettina, graduate in law and canon law, lawyer of the Roman Rota.