November 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – An effusive reception had the crew of the submarine BAP Arica after arriving at the Naval Base of Callao after its successful participation in the Operational Deployment Submarine Diesel Exercises SUBDIEX – 2018, training exercise conducted with the Atlantic Fleet of the United States Navy .
As recalled, the aforementioned Peruvian unit sailed on July 9 towards the Atlantic Coast of the United States of America, and returns after 136 days of intense training and navigation. Likewise, it completes its third displacement of a total of fifteen of the DESI program that the Submarine Force has been participating in.
The ceremony was chaired by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy Admiral Fernando Cerdán Ruiz, who was accompanied by the General Commander of Operations of the Pacific, Vice Admiral James Thornberry Schiantarelli, of the Director General of Navy Personnel, Vice Admiral Jorge Millones Gonzales; and the Commander of the Submarine Force, Rear Admiral Luis Alba Landaveri.
During the emotional ceremony, Frigate Captain Enrique Vargas Acosta, Commander of the BAP “Arica”, presented the distinctive pennants of the Submarine Force to the Commander General of the Navy, stating that the personnel and material are without incident and that the mission entrusted was successfully fulfilled.
Also, during the order speech by the Commander of the Submarine Force, he highlighted the international prestige achieved during this type of training; He also highlighted the importance of training in which naval personnel participated in combined operations and combat tactics with a first level marina, thus achieving a high degree of recruitment of personnel capable of facing any type of threat.
After the ceremony, the families had the expected reunion with the crew of the BAP “Arica”, being received with warm hugs and expressions of affection for their return.