October 3, 2020 (Google Translation) – From the Jinhae Naval Base, South Gyeongsang province, South Korea, the ARC ship “Almirante Tono” set sail for Guam, United States, its first port of call, to finally arrive at the ARC Cartagena Naval Base, where He will join the Caribbean Naval Force to contribute to the development of maritime operations in Colombian territory.
With 61 crew members, the ARC corvette “Admiral Tono” identified on the hull with number 56 will sail 10,581 nautical miles in Pacific Ocean waters for 51 days, passing through the ports of Apra Harbor on Guam Island, Honolulu in Hawaii, San Diego in the United States, arriving in the heroic city of Colombia in the month of December.
It should be remembered that this vessel was transferred to the Colombian Navy as part of the friendship and cooperation relationship that the two nations have had for more than six decades. The ship, a Pohang-class corvette, is the second ship that South Korea transfers to Colombia after the ARC Nariño, a Donghae-class corvette received in 2013.
The Colombian Navy strengthens its naval capabilities in the fulfillment of the constitutional mission of protection of Colombians and of fighting against transnational threats in the region.