US & Colombia Conduct ASW Training in the Caribbean Sea

Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) and the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15) conducted a bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training exercise in the Caribbean Sea with the Colombian navy, Feb. 27-28. Minnesota and Billings were joined by Colombian navy submarine ARC Pijao (SSK 28), frigates ARC Independiente (FM 54) and ARC Almirante Padilla (FM 51),…

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Almirante Padilla Returns to Cartagena from HADR Mission

February 8, 2021 – Personnel from the Caribbean Naval Force and the families of the crew of the Colombian Navy ship, were arranged at the main dock of the ARC “Bolívar” Naval Base to welcome the men and women of the ARC “Almirante frigate. Padilla “who returned to the port of Cartagena, after their outstanding participation in the” Renacer “operation,…

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ARC Almirante Padilla Interdicts Dominican Fishing Vessel

January 20, 2021 (Google Translation) – In the last hours, the Colombian Navy, in compliance with the “Almirante Padilla” Bicentennial Operations Plan, through the surface and coast guard units attached to the Specific Command of San Andrés and Providencia, managed to seize 1,831 kilograms of illegal fishing inside the boat “Gerchard” of the Dominican Republic flag, during the development of…

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