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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Five Officers Update Colombian Navy Frigates’ Communications

March 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Naval Academy of Cadets “Almirante Padilla”, through the application of knowledge and the integration of the academy in function of its bases and units of the National Navy, has developed the update to the communication system of the surface units, initially applied to the ARC Admiral Padilla Frigate. This project is given by the need that exists in the larger units of the National Navy, to announce all types of information on board, whether it is sailing or at the dock. That announcer…

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USNS Comfort Reaches Mid-Deployment in Panama

November 14, 2018 – Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T- AH 20) transited the Panama Canal, Nov. 11, following a two-day port visit in Panama City. Comfort is headed north to Turbo, Colombia, for the third of its five mission stops. Having completed mission stops in Esmeraldas, Ecuador and Paita, Peru, the crew has already treated 10,224 patients with general medical, dental and optometry needs as part of the U.S. Southern Command’s 2018 Enduring Promise initiative. “Comfort’s visit to Panama City was multi-purposed,” said Command Senior Chief Cory Anglin, senior enlisted…

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ARC Gloria for the first time in the great Malecón del Río in Barranquilla

October 10, 2018 (Google Translation) – Next October 12th at 9 o’clock in the morning our floating ambassador will arrive in Barranquilla and will dock for the first time in its history in the Great Malecon del Río, at the height of the Puerta de Oro Events Center, it will be open to the public during extended hours the attendance to the events will be completely free and guided tours will be offered where the visitors will be able to know the 50 years of history that adorn our Vessel…

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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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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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US Navy Kicks Off 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. John C. Aquilino and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. John D. Alexander announced June 29th the start of the world’s largest international maritime exercise, the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), scheduled through Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 surface ships and submarines, 17 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are taking part in a unique training opportunity designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical 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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Colombian Defense Sector is present at FIMA 2018

Google Translation Between June 20 and 23, the Defense sector will participate in the sixth edition of the International Environment Fair, FIMA 2018, which will show some of the capabilities of the Colombian Public Force that is at the disposal of the protection of the nation’s strategic ecosystems. With a staging of more than 1,200 square meters, the Military Forces and the National Police, accompanied by Cotecmar, the Colombian Ocean Commission (CCO) and the Civil Defense, will present the lines of work and activities developed in the protection of the…

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US Navy Announces 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s interconnected oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the…

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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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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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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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