Chilean Officer Serving on USNS Comfort

September 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Attending mostly to Venezuelan refugees, this noble humanitarian mission is in Granada after successfully passing through Trinidad and Tobago. Pomegranate. Within the framework of the “Continuing Promise” mission, led by the Southern Command of the United States through the 4th Fleet, the “USNS Comfort” Hospital Ship continues to be used as a platform to perform surgeries, with medical personnel, nurses on board , pavilions and scanner. Chilean 1st Lieutenant Jorge Núñez is taking part in 2019. The mission has doctors and health professionals from…

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UNITAS LX Exercise Strengthens Partnerships

August 30, 2019 – Brazil hosted over 3,100 personnel from 13 countries for the 60th anniversary of exercise UNITAS, the longest running multinational maritime exercise in the world, Aug. 18-30. During closing ceremonies, Maj. Gen. Michael Fahey III, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces South, spoke to the participants. “We are a successful team because we share the same ideals…respect for human rights, freedom, rule of law and commitment to peace,” said Fahey. “And we will continue to be a successful team because our partnership forges a regional capacity that’s…

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Thirteen Nations Complete the Pacific Phase of UNITAS LX

July 9, 2019 – Since arriving in Chile, more than 1,700 personnel from 13 nations have collaborated and participated in UNITAS, the world’s longest running multinational maritime exercise, from June 24 – July 3. Chile served as the host nation, and was joined by naval forces from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States for the Pacific phase of UNITAS LX (60). For 60 years, the United States has built upon commonalities and increased capabilities within the Western Hemisphere…

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US & Chilean Navies Partner for Teamwork South 2019

July 9, 2019 – U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) and Chilean maritime forces partner for exercise Teamwork South 2019 off the Chilean coast July 5. Teamwork South is a biennial Chilean naval exercise that focuses on conducting training scenarios in intermediate and advanced anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare operations. Chilean Rear Adm. Yerko Marcic Conley will command this year’s exercise. U.S. forces participating in the exercise will be commanded by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, Rear Adm. Donald Gabrielson, and include USS Michael Murphy (DDG…

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Chile Celebrates 102 Years of Submarines

(Google Translation) – The hoisting Picture foto_00000001of the Chilean pavilion on Holland-type submarines marks the creation of the specialty that serves under the slogan “Semper Fidelis”. On March 28, 1918, the flotilla sailed to Valparaiso on its maiden voyage commanded by Rear Admiral Luis Gomez Carreño. Hymn of the Submarine Submarine Force action in the sea already very soon we are going to set sail and for Chile the life we ​​will give in defense of its freedom Submarines action in the sea already very soon we are going to…

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US 4th Fleet and Partner Nations Will Unite for Exercise UNITAS

June 20, 2019 – Chile will host maritime forces from 12 countries to participate in exercise UNITAS LX (60) Pacific from June 24 – July 3. Joining the U.S. and Chile this year are 11 countries including Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. This year’s exercise will include 10 warships that will conduct maritime maneuvering operations in the Pacific Ocean through July 2. U.S. forces participating in UNITAS this year are USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), Mobile Diving and Salvage…

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ARC Independiente Sails for UNITAS 2019

June 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – ARC “Independiente” missile frigate sailed from the main dock of the ARC “Bolívar” Naval Base to participate in the Unitas Naval Exercises in its 2019 version, which will take place in Chile. Since 1985, the year in which the “Independent” ARC carried out its first Unitas operation, the Colombian Navy has participated in these Naval Exercises that aim to achieve the highest level of enlistment of a multinational force to face an international threat. In the No.60 version, the Unitas Naval Exercises gather naval…

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Naval Museums of Chile

Google Translation National Maritime Museum The National Maritime Museum is located in the building of the former Naval School, on Paseo 21 de Mayo, Playa Ancha, Valparaíso.Its mission is to become the main reference in the country in the field of maritime and naval history, thus achieving a greater national identity with the sea and all the activities and matters that are carried out around it.Hours of operation: Tuesday to Sunday and Monday holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Telephones: +56 32 2537651 +56 32 2537018http://www.mmn.cl/ Cuna de Prat sanctuary…

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PLAN Peace Ark Takes Part in Chilean Fleet Review

December 7, 2018 – The Chilean Navy hosted an international fleet review to mark its 200th anniversary in Valparaiso December 2, 2018, local time. Twenty-four surface ships, two submarines and 15 aircrafts from countries such as Chile, China, the US and UK participated in the fleet review. The Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark (Hull 866), currently on its Harmonious Mission 2018, arrived in the port city of Valparaíso on November 29 for its first friendly visit to Chile. The Peace Ark participated in the celebration to mark the 200th…

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HMS Montrose Transited Panama Canal Enroute to Chile

November 11, 2018 – Warship HMS Montrose navigated the narrow locks and lakes of the Panama Canal to get to the Pacific Ocean and start the next phase of her deployment. The Type 23 frigate spent seven hours crossing the waterways which join the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, saving the ship a 3,000-mile journey around Cape Horn in South America. It was a busy day for the navigation and seamanship teams which started at the entrance of the canal, the port of Colón, and continued into the series of…

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Littoral Combat Group One arrives in Chile

November 29, 2018 – Littoral Combat Group One, comprised of USS Somerset (LPD 25) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), arrived in Valparaiso, Nov. 29, where they will participate in festivities celebrating the bicentennial of the Chilean Navy and in the 11th International Maritime and Naval Exhibition and Conference for Latin America (EXPONAVAL). Sponsored by the Chilean Ministry of Defense and the Chilean Navy, EXPONAVAL is the major naval exhibition for Latin America on the Pacific coast. The four-day event focuses on naval defense and maritime security issues. The…

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Launching the 995ED at Exponaval

November 26, 2018 – Griffon Hoverwork will be staging the official global launch of the new 995ED model taking place at Latin America’s premier naval and maritime exhibition Exponaval in Valparaiso, Chile running from December 4-7. We strive to keep ourselves at the cutting edge of amphibious operations and Exponaval provides a perfect setting to show why Griffon lead the world in hovercraft use and manufacture. Our Griffon delegation led by sales and marketing director Nick MacLeod-Ash, pictured, will join the Society of Maritime Industries UK stand (N-164) at the…

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Colombia to Build Two Maritime Interdiction Boats for Honduras

October 19, 2018 (Google Translation) – The President of Honduras, Dr. Juan Orlando Hernández, participated as an honorable witness in the signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Defense of Honduras and the Corporation of Science and Technology for the Development of the Naval, Maritime and Fluvial Industries (Cotecmar), for the acquisition of two speedboats of interception, which will strengthen the maritime shield and the fight against transnational crime, such as drug trafficking, among other security functions. The agreement establishes the acquisition of two MMI35 intercept speedboats, with the…

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Regional Ties Strengthened As Exercise Kakadu Wraps Up In the Top End

September 13, 2018 – Exercise KAKADU 2018, Australia’s largest multilateral maritime and air exercise, drew to a close in Darwin today, after a fortnight of activities aimed at enhancing regional maritime security. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said KAKADU was a military highpoint for Australia as well as a significant diplomatic achievement, with this year’s exercise involving 23 ships, 21 aircraft, a submarine and 3000 personnel from 27 visiting nations. “The size and success of KAKADU is evidence of Australia’s growing reputation as a trusted and capable…

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Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 concludes

The world’s largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 2 following more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, 46 surface ships, five submarines, 17 land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in Rim of the Pacific exercise 2018. This year’s RIMPAC iteration marked the 26th in the series that began in 1971 and is now held every two years. Hosted by U.S. Pacific Fleet, RIMPAC 2018 was led by U.S. Vice Adm. John D. Alexander,…

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