Colombian Navy and National Police seize more than 600 kilos of Cocaine in Santa Marta

October 13, 2018 (Google Translation) – In a coordinated operation of patrolling and inspection of motor ships, Coast Guard units of the National Navy and the Judicial Police, seized 608 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride that were in a container inside a motorboat located in the Port Society of the city of Santa Marta, in the department of Magdalena. The units of the National Navy and the Judicial Police, during the inspection of the motorboat named “HAMMONIA HUSUM”, with registration 9326835 and the flag of Monrovia, which was docked at Pier…

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More than 500 families of the Upper Guajira received humanitarian aid from the National Navy

October 12, 2018 (Google Translation) – Despite the difficult weather conditions that have arisen in recent days throughout the Colombian Caribbean, the National Navy held the XXV Conference on Support for Development in Alta Guajira contributing to improve the quality of life of indigenous Wayuu communities, of the districts of Castilletes, Topia and Puerto López of the municipality of Uribia, during the 4th, 5th and 6th of October of this year. The crew of the ARC ship “Gulf of Morrosquillo”, the Coast Guard Surveillance Station of Punta Espada and the…

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Latest Landing Ship from COTECMAR Launched

Google Translation Ten months lasted the construction of the new Amphibious Disembarkation Ship Rapid Reaction Unit built in Cartagena by Cotecmar that will be released to the sea on Friday morning, June 15 at the shipyard facilities located in the Mamonal industrial zone in Cartagena. This is the fifth ship built for the Colombian National Navy and the sixth ship produced in the country in the last 5 years. In September of last year a ship of the same range was delivered to the Naval Force of Honduras, constituting a…

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Unitas 2018 Multinational Exercise in Cartagena

Google Translation The Colombian National Navy will host the UNITAS LIX – 2018 Multinational Exercise that will be held in September, in which it is expected to have the participation of 18 naval units; both warships and submarines, with the purpose of strengthening the confidence and integration of the Naval Forces of the continent, as well as maintaining the training of the crews to cooperate with each other in the face of different hemispheric threats. In the facilities of the Caribbean Naval Force in Cartagena, the initial planning meeting was…

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US, International Partners Interdict Half Ton of Cocaine, Rescue Four Suspects

Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations (AMO), coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) and ARC 07 de Agosto intercepted a low-profile go-fast vessel (LPGFV) and seized more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, April 7. During a routine counter-narcotics patrol, an AMO P-3 aircraft detected an LPGFV, which is a custom made ocean-going, high-speed motor boat built by drug traffickers to smuggle large quantities of illegal drugs. The boats are primarily made of fiberglass and they travel…

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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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