World Oceans Day aboard the Oceanographic Ship Polar BAP Carrasco

In the framework of World Oceans Day on June 8, with the presence of the Minister of the Environment, Fabiola Muñoz Dodero and the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Gonzalo Ríos Polastri, a day of beach clean-up was held in the Pardo boardwalk – La Arenilla area of ​​the district of La Punta, in charge of divers of the Navy of Peru and of the National Service of Natural Protected Areas by the State (SERNANP), as well as an exercise of containment before a spill of hydrocarbons.

Subsequently, in order to raise awareness and unite the population around the importance of the oceans, which are not only an important source of food and medicine, but also an essential part of the biosphere, it was carried out on board the Oceanographic Ship with Polar capacity. BAP Carrasco, an exhibition on Environment by the Executive Director of the General Directorate of Captaincies and Coastguards, Rear Adm. Rodolfo Sablich Luna Victoria, who detailed the actions of the General Directorate of Captaincies and Coastguards in the Peruvian sea.

Also, the Commander of the Polar Oceanographic Ship, Captain of the Ship Carlos Guerrero Malpartida; He explained the different capacities of the vessel and detailed the Twenty-Fifth Scientific Expedition to Antarctica that was seen through a video, demonstrating the contribution of the Peruvian Navy through the BAP Carrasco, a unit that contributes to oceanographic research in the Peruvian coast and Antarctica, with modern technological equipment that allows to comply with scientific programs such as oceanography, marine dynamics and its relationship with climate variability, study of the environment, scientific meteorological research, physical, biological, geological and chemical oceanography, among others . Finally, the tour of the facilities of said unit was carried out.

The event was also attended by the General Director of Captaincies and Coastguards, Vice Admiral Manuel Vascones Morey; the Director of Maritime Interests, Rear Admiral César Colunge Pinto; Director of Hydrography and Navigation, Rear Admiral Manuel Paz Acosta and the Commander of Coastguard Operations; Rear Admiral Edgar Patterson Monsalve.