ATF-65 Janequeo” Decommissioned at Talcahuano January 14th

After almost a year of service as part of the National Squadron, the ATF 65 Tug “Janequeo” arrived this Wednesday, January 12, at the Talcahuano Naval Base, to continue operating together with the Units dependent on the Amphibious Command and Naval Transport (COMANFITRAN), organization he joined as of January 1. From now on, this tugboat, built between 2016 and October…

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Chilean Navy Commemorates a New Day of Chilean Antarctica

On Thursday, November 6, 1940, President Pedro Aguirre Cerda would set this date as the Chilean Antarctic Day, after determining in Decree 1747 the limits of the Chilean Antarctic Territory. Five years later, together with a new expedition in the White Continent, the presence of Chile would become effective, inaugurating the first of the 12 Antarctic bases that exist today,…

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Frigates Capitán Prat & Almirante Latorre Receive Combat Flags

On Monday, September 27, and simultaneously aboard the frigates “Capitán Prat” and “Almirante Latorre”, the ceremony of delivery of the combat flag of both ships was carried out, which were donated jointly by the Center of Former Cadets and Officers of the “Caleuche” Navy and the generation of Officers of the Chilean Navy from 1961. The ceremony was presided over…

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Two Chilean Navy Ships Engage in MEDEVAC Duty

During the day of September 11, the Institution deployed a medical evacuation operation in the oceanic area of ​​the Cook Bay sector, some 200 kilometers from Punta Arenas, capital of the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region. The operation was activated at 10:53 am, through a request to the Punta Arenas Search and Rescue Center; the support was requested by the…

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VIPs Visit Chilean Research Ship Cabo de Hornos

On Thursday August 19, the AGS 61 “Cabo de Hornos” received on its roofs the National Director of the National Research and Development Agency (ANID), Aisén Etcheverry, together with the Regional Secretary of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation of the central macrozone (SEREMI MINCYT), María José Escobar with senior staff from both institutions. During the visit, the…

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ATF-67 Lautaro Returned from the Chilean Antarctic Territory

June 10, 2021 (Google Translation) – During the day of Wednesday, June 9, the ATF-67 “Lautaro” returned to its base port, a unit that successfully concluded the last logistical support operations to the bases of our country located in the Chilean Antarctic Territory, ending a Extensive period of tasks carried out by surface and air units, dependent on the Third…

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Esmeralda Returns to Valparaiso

June 5, 2021 (Google Translation) – The journey began on Monday, February 8, when the School Ship “Esmeralda” set sail from the Molo de Abrigo to begin its LXVI Instruction Cruise, which, like last year, was carried out by national waters due to the pandemic caused by the Coronavirus. Under the command of Captain Oscar Manzano, the crew consisted of…

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CNS Chacabuco Delivering Cargo to Rapa Nui

March 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – Valparaiso. On Monday, March 22, the Barge “Chacabuco” set sail from the Molo de Abrigo with more than 90 tons of cargo, both in bulk and in containers, including food, construction materials and cargo from State institutions. Prior to its departure, the Commander of the Corvette Captain Alfonso Torres Unit, said that “at this…

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DSCA Approves SM-2 Block IIIA for Chile

February 5, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Chile of Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $85.0 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Chile has…

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