Clean Uraba Collects Another 10 Tons of Solid Waste in the Colombian Pacific

September 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – For a pollution-free Pacific, the Colombian Navy through the Pacific Naval Force organized the “Clean Uramba” challenge, which has moved hundreds of people in different parts of the Pacific coast, to have a gesture of awareness with the environment environment, achieving the collection of 10 tons of solid waste. The challenge was joined by the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Valle del Cauca, CVC, the Ministry of Health of Buenaventura, the Municipal Cleaning Company, the Ecopazifico Foundation, the Naval Patrol Foundation of the Pacific, the…

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Old Soviet communications ship “URAL SSV-33”

From Rossiyskaya Gazeta At one time, The Titan of Soviet reconnaissance monitored the entire northern Pacific Ocean, intercepting radio communications by the air force and navy and submarine defense of the US and Japan. But its fortunes went steadily downhill from there. The SSV-33 Ural was a gargantuan nuclear-powered vessel launched in 1983. Equipped with state-of-the-art reconnaissance technology, it was one of the most advanced craft of its day. Yet the caprices of history meant that it was ultimately destined for obscurity. It was from construction berth ‘A’ of Leningrad’s…

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Wayne E. Meyer Conducts Fisheries Patrol Exercise with US Coast Guard, Ecuadorian Navy

November 27, 2018 – USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) conducted a fisheries patrol exercise with the U.S. Coast Guard and Ecuadorian naval assets in the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 22. The ship, along with embarked personnel of the U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) from the Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team and a P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron (VP) 16, coordinated with Ecuadorian navy assets to conduct a counter illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing exercise. The purpose of the exercise is to build proficiencies in detecting and deterring…

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Summer Ship Tracks in the Pacific

September 4, 2018 – In August 2018, long, narrow clouds stood out against the backdrop of marine clouds blanketing much of the North Pacific Ocean. Known as ship tracks, the distinctive clouds form when water vapor condenses around the tiny particles emitted by ships in their exhaust. Ship tracks typically form in areas where thin, low-lying stratus and cumulus clouds are present. Some particles generated by ships (especially sulfates) are soluble in water and serve as the seeds around which cloud droplets form. Clouds infused with ship exhaust have more…

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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 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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USS Ashland assists distressed mariners in Pacific

The Sasebo-based amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) rendered assistance to two distressed mariners, Oct. 25, whose sailboat had strayed well off its original course. The mariners, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, both from Honolulu, and their two dogs had set sail from Hawaii to Tahiti this spring. They had an engine casualty May 30 during bad weather but continued on, believing they could make it to land by sail. Two months into their journey and long past when they originally estimated they would reach Tahiti, they began…

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Release of turtle caught in fishing net

Google Translation A National Navy vessel developing maritime control operations in the Pacific Ocean assisted a turtle that was entangled in a fishing net in the general area of ​​the Gorgona National Natural Park. The facts were presented when the crew of the ship sighted among the waves a sea turtle swimming with difficulty. Immediately, the Surface unit deployed a zodiac boat with crew to rescue her. Military personnel pulled the turtle out of the water, which could be as long as 70 centimeters, and freed it from the fishing…

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