Brazilian Navy Ship Visits Guyana for OPERATION CARIBEX 2022

A Brazilian Naval Vessel, the ‘NApOC IGUATEM’ today concludes a visit to Port Georgetown as part of OPERATION CARIBEX, 2022. The vessel was berthed at the Guyana Coast Guard wharf, Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

OPERATION CARIBEX is an annual Operation conducted by the Brazilian Navy which sends a task force to navigate Caribbean waters and visit ports of friendly nations.

Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Godfrey Bess received Task Group Commander, Naval Captain Alessander Felipe Imamura, and Lieutenant Commander Gustavo Conduru de Oliveira Malta for a courtesy call at his office, earlier today. In brief remarks, Brigadier Bess lauded the excellent cooperation between the two militaries, particularly with CARIBEX which has resulted in a number of valuable opportunities for developing and building capacity for Officers and Ratings of the Coast Guard.

The visit by the Brazilian team forms part of efforts to strengthen relations between Guyana and Brazil, particularly in the areas of defence and security, engineering, and capacity building.

This visit provided an opportunity for ranks from both sides to share best practices and network. They also engaged in a day of games.

The visiting party aboard the vessel comprised 11 Officers and 39 Other Ranks.