Colombian Navy Assists With Oil Sprill Cleanup in Cartagena

May 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Coast Guard Rapid Reaction Units, in coordination with the Harbor Authority of Cartagena and the Caribbean Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research Center, perform the verification and containment of an oil slick that is found in the inner bay of the heroic city. Personnel of the Coast Guard Station of Cartagena performs the dispersion of oily waste and the containment of these, through the use of oleophilic barriers; Likewise, the cleaning of the beaches of Castillogrande is carried out, with oleophilic towels, eliminating the presence of…

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Juan Sebastián de Elcano pays homage to Blas de Lezo in Cartagena de Indias

March 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – On March 2, during her stopover in the Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias, the crew and midshipmen of the School Ship “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” participated in a tribute to the distinguished Spanish sailor, Lieutenant General D. Blas de Lezo and Olavarrieta. In the same scenario in which one of the most glorious pages in the history of Spain was written, an event took place that included the presence, on the Spanish side, of the Ambassador of Spain in the Republic of Colombia…

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Colombian Navy Welcomes Polish Tall Ship

January 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – The National Navy, through the Naval Academy of Cadets “Almirante Padilla”, welcomed the Ship of the Maritime University of Gdynia “Dar Młodzieży”, from Poland, which will be in Cartagena this 30 and 31 January. The event was held at the Edurbe pier, located in the Manga neighborhood, with the participation of the Polish Ambassador to Colombia, the Deputy Director of the Naval School and representatives of the Ministry of Maritime Economy of Poland; the band of musicians of the Naval School sang the anthem…

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Spanish Navy Accepts Delivery of Audaz

September 4, 2018 – On the 3rd, the act of receiving the fifth Maritime Action Ship (BAM) “Audaz” (P-45) took place at the Curra dock. The ship is integrated into the Command of the Maritime Action Units in Cartagena, establishing its base in the Arsenal. The ceremony was chaired by the Admiral of Maritime Action (ALMART), Manuel de la Puente Mora-Figueroa, and was attended by different civil and military authorities. [smartslider3 slider=86] After the arrival of the authorities and the guests, the ALMART addressed on board some words of welcome…

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Minister of Defense announces that Ecuador rejoins Unitas maneuvers

August 23, 2018 (Google translation) – Ecuador dismisses this Friday, August 24, a fleet of the Naval Force that rejoins, after 11 years of absence, the multinational Unitas maneuvers 2018, involving 13 countries in the Americas and the United Kingdom. This information was provided by Defense Minister, division general in passive service Oswaldo Jarrín Román, who stressed that this activity will allow exchange of experiences, command capacity, interoperability and interoperability of the media, capacity to assist in the occurrence of disasters, control and presence for the aquatic spaces of the…

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The contract with Saudi Arabia will benefit all Navantia shipyards

Google Translation The Government of Saudi Arabia has signed the contract for the construction of five corvettes, an operation that amounts to 1,800 million euros and represents the largest in the history of Spanish public shipyards with a foreign client. This contract strengthens the immediate future of NAVANTIA and will benefit all the shipyards of the company. The signing of this contract with Arabia will benefit the entire NAVANTIA staff, the local industry with which it collaborates and, especially, the entire Bay of Cádiz, which explains that it has received…

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Infanta Elena Home From Africa Deployment

Google Translation The Patrolman of Height “Infanta Elena”, has docked today in the quay of the Curra of the Arsenal of Cartagena. During the last four months, it has contributed to improve Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa, monitoring maritime traffic, making a naval presence and supporting Spanish flagship and vessels in areas currently affected by piracy, immigration and fishing illegal. The manning of the ship was received by the Admiral of the Maritime Action Force, Vice Admiral Manuel de la Puente Mora-Figueroa, in addition to…

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Dominican Navy Training Ship Visits Colombia

Google Translation During the International Cruise of Instruction called “Surcando la América Ístmica”, carried out on board the Patrol Ship of Height ARD “Admiral Didiez Burgos”; 50 Marine Guard of the Navy and Cadets of the Army and Air Force of the Dominican Republic, had the opportunity to arrive at the Naval Base ARC “Bolívar” in the city of Cartagena and participate in the professional visit to the Frigate Misilera ARC “Antioquia” and the Naval Academy of Cadets “Almirante Padilla”, where they learned about the installations, capacities and simulators with…

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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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NRP Sagres to Visit North America, Caribbean and Colombia

Google Translation The NRP Sagres came from Alfeite the Naval Base on 27 April for a 4 month trip and a half in which to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship will practice 12 ports until the return to Lisbon, scheduled for September 14. In addition to Funchal and Philadelphia, New York, Newport, Boston, Halifax, Miami, Willemstad (Curaçao), Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), Praia da Vitória, Ponta Delgada and Faro are the ports where Sagres is expected to dock this year.

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NE Brazil arrived Cartagena November 25th

Google Translation He will be at the Edurbe pier. After touring 15 foreign ports in five months and navigating 21,417 nautical miles, the heroic city becomes the 16th foreign port, which visits the “Brazil” Navy School of the Brazilian Navy, as part of its Midshipmen’s instruction cruise. No.31, to comply with a series of activities and further strengthen the existing friendship ties with the Navy of the Republic of Colombia and its population. The Navío Escuela, which will remain in the city for five days, was received by Captain José…

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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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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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