October 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of the celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the Naval Base “ARC Málaga”, the unveiling of the “Lighthouse in the Pacific of the XXI Century” monument, located in the “Bicentennial” weapons square of the Pacific Naval Force, was carried out. composed of the ARC Ship “Cabo Corrientes” and a representative mural at 339,500 square kilometers of jurisdictional maritime waters and 1,300 kilometers of coastline, as well as land and river jurisdiction in this portion of the national territory.
The event was chaired by Mr. Almirante Evelio Ramírez Gáfaro, Commander of the Colombian Navy and was assisted by the Second Armed Commander of Colombia, the Commander of the Joint Command No. 2 Southwest of the Army, the Chief of Logistics Operations, the Commander of the Pacific Naval Force, the commander of the ARC Naval Base “Malaga”, ex-commanders of the Naval Base and Commanders of the different units of the Force.
The ARC “Cabo Corrientes” was a Point Class type unit, which provided services to the Colombian Navy for 18 years, carrying out operations against transnational crimes, search and rescue, protection of maritime resources and sovereignty, covering a total of 151,292 nautical miles.
This ship represents all the units and crews of the Pacific Naval Force, which for 30 years have been part of the most varied sea stories, registering the meaning of value, effort and sacrifice, of the men and women who protect the blue of the flag and that day by day they have contributed to the consolidation of a better future for the populations of the Colombian Pacific Coast.