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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Vard Marine to Design Multipurpose Ship for Chilean Navy

February 1, 2021 – Vard Marine Inc. has been awarded the contract to design an Amphibious and Military Transport Vessel for the Chilean Navy by ASMAR Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Company. The ships will be constructed at the ASMAR shipyard in Talcahuano, Chile. These multi-role vessels will be capable of operating throughout the Pacific and Southern Ocean with services to…

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Patrol boat “Sibbald” celebrates 24 years of service in the extreme south

September 4, 2020 (Google Translation) – During this time, the Chilean Navy Unit has traveled more than 412 thousand nautical miles, which is equivalent to 19 times around the globe. The General Service Patrol Boat (PSG-78) “Piloto George Sibbald” was the sixth Unit of the “Taitao” project, officially delivered to the Chilean Navy on September 4, 1996 at the ASMAR…

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