FS Germinal Makes Port Call in Cartagena, Colombia

Deployed in the Caribbean Sea, the surveillance frigate (FS) Germinal made a stopover in Cartagena de Indias from May 13 to 18. Through the various representation activities, formal visits and reception on board, the links have been consolidated between the French Navy and the Armada de Colombia , both major players in the fight against drug trafficking at sea in…

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Colombia Intercepts Another Cocaine Submersible

This shipment of narcotics is the largest seized by the Colombian Navy at sea in the last two years. Offensive operations carried out by Units of the Colombian Navy against drug trafficking on the Nariño coast, allowed the interdiction of a semi-submersible when it was sailing in Colombian waters, manned by four individuals who were transporting four tons of cocaine.…

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Exercise Tradewinds 2022 Planners Meet In Mexico

Defense and public-security planners from the Caribbean, Central America, North America, and Europe met Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in Chetumal, Mexico, to discuss planning details for the annual, multinational, multi-domain exercise Tradewinds. Mexico and Belize will co-host this year’s Tradewinds May 7-21, with Mexico playing host to naval exercise activities and Belize hosting the land activities. This year marks the first…

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La Combattante Joins Colombia for Operation ORION

After a week of patrolling near the West Indian arc, the Antilles-Guyane Patrouilleur (PAG) La Combattante carried out an operational stopover in Cartagena-des-Indias in Colombia from October 11 to 15. As part of Operation ORION, this stopover was an opportunity for the PAG command to interact with Colombian military authorities, including Rear Admiral Juan Rozo, commander of the Colombian naval…

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Colombia Captures Another Narco Submersible

September 15, 2021 – The Colombian Navy, through the Marine Infantry Brigade No. 4, during the development of a joint river operation with the National Army, managed to place an illegal infrastructure type artisanal clandestine shipyard, which had inside a semi-submersible in the final phase of manufacture, in the rural area of the village of San Miguel in the municipality…

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Colombian Navy Takes 143 Tons of Cocaine off the Market

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – The effective controls at sea carried out by the units of the Colombian Navy through the Pacific Naval Force allowed the seizure of 174 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, which would be destined for Central America, in the development of two operations, in the Cauca Valley. The first seizure took place 13 nautical miles from…

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Maiden Arrival in Cartagena for ARC Almirante Tono

November 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – This vessel was transferred to the Colombian Navy within the framework of the international cooperation that the two nations have sustained for more than six decades. After sailing the seas of the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean; and sail 10,581 miles, arriving in Cartagena from the Naval Base “Jinhae” of the Province of Gyeongsang…

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