Two Dominican Republic Navy Ships Visit Miami

The Coast Guard welcomed the Dominican Republic navy during a scheduled port call at Museum Park Marina in Miami, Tuesday. The purpose of the visit is to provide useful training opportunities to the cadets aboard The Juan Bautista Cambiaso (BE-01), a Dominican Republic navy training ship, and to meet and discuss mutual interests to address maritime safety and security concerns…

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USS Billings Exercises with Dominican Navy

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15) and the Dominican Republic Navy conducted a bilateral maritime interdiction exercise off the coast of Santo Domingo, October 24, 2021. During the exercise, forces worked together to find, track and intercept a simulated drug smuggling vessel, to ultimately gain positive control of the craft. Billings deployed her 11-meter rigid-hulled inflatable boat…

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LEDET 102, Deployed on USS Sioux City, Makes Cocaine Bust

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforcement Detachment 102, interdicted over $20 million worth of cocaine in the Caribbean Sea, September 19-20, 2021. On Sept. 19, a target of interest was spotted by a Dominican Republic search and rescue aircraft and Sioux City was vectored in to intercept the…

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Cooperation with the Dominican Republic for the Dumont D’Urville

From October 9 to 14, 2021, the Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Dumont D’Urville conducted several cooperation activities with the Dominican Republic. After an operational break in Santo Domingo, the BSAOM carried out several maneuvers with the coastguard star Altaïr and the Regulus interceptor. These actions enabled crews to share their knowledge and working methods in the context of…

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US and Dominican Republic Conduct Bilateral Interdiction Exercise

May 24, 2021 – USS Sioux City (LCS 11) and the Dominican Republic Navy conducted a bi-lateral interdiction exercise in the Caribbean Sea, May 23. During the exercise, forces worked together to find, track and intercept a simulated drug smuggling vessel and practiced a series of tactical shipboard movements, formations, and vectoring. They also tested maritime command and control capabilities.…

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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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Metal Shark Delivers Patrol Vessel to Dominican Republic

August 21, 2020 – August 21st, 2020: Shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered an 87′ x 19.5’ welded aluminum Near Coastal Patrol Vessel (NCPV) to the Dominican Republic’s Navy. Christened “Betelgeuse” in keeping with the Dominican tradition of naming military vessels after constellations, the new patrol craft was built at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana USA shipyard and officially incorporated into the…

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