Colombia will build new research vessel for future expeditions in Antarctica

Google Translation “It’s time to take another leap of modernization in science and technology; I’ll give immediate instructions to Cotecmar to open a process to have a polar research vessel characteristics. If Colombia has it taken the decision to have an Antarctic base, to continue bringing the country to this zone of peace, it is time to have and renew our oceanographic fleet, have as modern as possible within the capacity and technology and sophistication, “said Admiral Duran from Antarctica aboard the Colombian ship ARC 20 de Julio, already completed 50 days…

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Colombian Navy seizes the first ton of cocaine of the year in the Colombian Pacific

Google Translation The defense of sovereignty and naval operations did not stop during the last year-end season, so during the first week of 2018, the seizure of more than one ton of cocaine hydrochloride was carried out. municipality of Tumaco and in the Balboa Sea, thanks to the existing Binational Cooperation Agreement between the government of Colombia and Panama. In the urban area of ​​the municipality of Tumaco, the troops assigned to the Pacific Naval Force, with the support of the National Police, conducted a raid on a house, located…

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ARC Cartagena de Indias (ex-FGS Luneburg) Decommissioned

In a military ceremony presided over by Captain José David Espitia Jiménez, Chief of Staff of the Caribbean Naval Force, the ARC ship “Cartagena de Indias” was deactivated, after having completed 49 years of useful life, 21 of them at the service of the National Navy. The ARC “Cartagena de Indias”, is a multipurpose vessel of the “Lüneburg” class of 3,400 tons of displacement, built in Germany and incorporated into the National Navy in the year of 1996. Of this class, five ships were built, of which three are still…

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ARC Pascual de Andagoya Sinks

Google Translation In the morning hours of December 19th, the ARC tugboat vessel “Pascual de Andagoya”, assigned to the Pacific Naval Force, suffered an emergency on the high seas when it was developing Sea Control Operations, aimed at protecting the communication between the main ports of the Colombian Pacific. As a result of the severe meteorological conditions prevailing in the area, there was an entry of water, which became uncontrollable for the crew, who despite the application of their knowledge, their rigorous training and the imminence of sinking to save…

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Colombian Navy Support to Chocó

Google Translation The Caribbean Naval Force, with its Fluvial Support Patrol ARC Guillermo Londoño Vargas, carried out humanitarian support operations and support to the population of the municipality of Río Sucio, in the department of Chocó, affected by the overflow of the Atrato River. With the delivery of 9 tons of non-perishable food and toiletries, sent by the disaster risk management program of the Presidency of the Republic, benefited more than 3500 people.

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Colombian Navy Destroyed Semisubmersible & Seized More Than Half a Ton of Cocaine

Google Translation Destroyed semisubmersible and seized more than half a ton of cocaine Since 1993, when the National Navy seized the first semi-submersible, it has managed to seize 102 illegal devices, to date. The National Navy in the Colombian Pacific, continues to deal blunt blows to illegal organizations dedicated to drug trafficking, in the last hours, a semisubmersible was destroyed that was hidden in a mangrove and seized more than half a ton of cocaine hydrochloride when it was transported in an illegal boat by two Ecuadorians and a Colombian,…

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Strengthening security in the Magdalena River

Google Translation The National Navy has strengthened security in the Magdalena River in recent weeks, in order to guarantee free navigation and recovery of this important waterway in the Colombian Caribbean. To this end, the Caribbean Naval Force assigned the Coast Guard ARC “Cabo Tiburón” and a Pilot type vessel, to fight against drug trafficking, smuggling, safeguard human life in the sea and in the river and exercise national sovereignty . Likewise, the Coastguard Station of Barranquilla has four Rapid Reaction Units, including the one recently donated by the Government…

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ARC 20 de Julio crew training for the IV Antarctic Expedition

Google Translation The crew of the ship ARC “20 de Julio” carried out Pre-Antarctic training course in the Bridge Simulator of the Naval Academy of Cadets “Almirante Padilla”, on December 5 and 6 of the current year. For the first time exercises of this type were carried out in the Bridge Simulator of the Center for Research, Development and Innovation for Maritime Activities, of the Naval School, necessary exercises for the IV Antarctic Expedition, which will begin on December 15th. Previously the training course was taught in Chile, today thanks…

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Colombian Navy Seized 700 kilos of Cocaine in the Pacific Ocean

Google Translation So far this year, the Pacific Naval Force has seized more than 95 tons of cocaine hydrochloride. Surface units of the National Navy attached to the Pacific Naval Force seized, in the last hours, 700 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride in the sea west of the municipality of Tumaco in Nariño. The operation carried out by the National Navy in coordination with the National Police, was developed when a Tumaco Coastguard unit was deployed to an area on the high seas where 35 sealed packages had been abandoned, tied…

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Big Drug Bust for Colombian Navy & Air Force

Google Translate In the last hours, units of the National Navy and the Colombian Air Force seized 245 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride and 89.5 kilograms of marijuana in development of a joint operation of patrol and maritime control in La Guajira waters. Rapid Reaction Units of the Whaling Coastguard Stations, Puerto Bolívar and Santa Marta, with the support of a maritime patrol aircraft of the Caribbean Aeronaval Group and two aircraft type SR 560 of the Combat Air Command No.3, pursued a fast go boat, 80 nautical miles from Cabo…

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Magdalena Magical River III: Admiral Leonardo Santamaría Gaitán

Google Translation n a military ceremony presided by Rear Admiral Gabriel Pérez Garcés, sailed this morning from the dock of La Bodeguita in the city of Cartagena, the Crossing “Magdalena Magical River III: Admiral Leonardo Santamaría Gaitán”. This is an operation carried out by the National Navy in coordination with the Foundation for Research and Development of Special Education – Fides, the Lord of the Books Foundation of Nissan, the Arturo Calle Foundation, the Corazón Guajira Foundation, Postobón, RCN Television and the University of Cartagena, with the aim of bringing…

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Colombian Navy Celebrates 45 Year Anniversary

Google Translation oday the Submarine Force of Colombia celebrates its 45th anniversary at the service of the country. On November 6, 1973 the ARC submarine “Intrepido, of class SX 506, sailed for the first time in immersion with a Colombian crew in the vicinity of Bocahica, for this reason this date was chosen as the day of the Underwater Force. The crew of the ARC “Intrepido” was made up of: Navy Lieutenant Rafael Díaz Russi Frigate Lieutenant Héctor Useche Escobar Corvette Lieutenant Humberto Cubillos Padilla Second Officer Jorge Bermudez Díaz…

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Former ARC Quitasueño Refloated

Google Translation he National Navy completed the refueling maneuver of the ARC vessel “Quitasueño” and mitigated the risk of oily substances dumping in the bay. The coordinated work of the Naval Base ARC “Bolívar”, the Diving and Salvage teams, Coastguard and the Office of Management and Management of Emergencies and Disasters of the Caribbean Naval Force, allowed to perform this maneuver in record time and control the emergency immediately.

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Ship built by Cotecmar Set sail for Honduras

Google Translation he logistics and cabotage support vessel (BAL-C), built in Cartagena by the Science and Technology Corporation, Cotemar of the Colombian Navy sailed this morning from the ARC Naval Base “Bolívar” and will arrive in Puerto Cortés in Honduras, on November 4, 2017. In this way, a new stage begins in the internationalization of the industrial services offered by the National Navy through Cotecmar; These results are the result of processes of internationalization and opening of markets that have had the support of the Presidency of the Republic. In…

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Decommissioned Colombian Gunboat Leaking Oil

Google Translation The National Navy is carrying out the process of refloating and controlling discharges of a small amount of oily waste that was found in the crate of the engines of the ARC Marine Patrol “Quitasueño” (ex-USS Welch or Tacoma), which in the last hours presented a water inlet , causing its partial collapse in the Naval Base ARC “Bolívar”. The ship that was deactivated since the end of 2016, was in the process of being scrapped in one of the docks of the base, when it presented the…

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