September 12: Naval Industry Day

September 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – On September 12, 1961, the President of the Nation Arturo Frondizi signed a decree that promoted an ambitious plan to renew merchant ships. It contemplated the development of the ELMA company, which provided for the construction of ships in the country to strengthen its fleet. The naval industry should grow at the pace of the production of national iron and steel and, in addition, maritime trade should be served by the National State. The Argentine flag ships carried almost 8 million tons in their…

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UNITAS LX Exercise Strengthens Partnerships

August 30, 2019 – Brazil hosted over 3,100 personnel from 13 countries for the 60th anniversary of exercise UNITAS, the longest running multinational maritime exercise in the world, Aug. 18-30. During closing ceremonies, Maj. Gen. Michael Fahey III, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces South, spoke to the participants. “We are a successful team because we share the same ideals…respect for human rights, freedom, rule of law and commitment to peace,” said Fahey. “And we will continue to be a successful team because our partnership forges a regional capacity that’s…

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Unitas 2018 Multinational Exercise in Cartagena

Google Translation The Colombian National Navy will host the UNITAS LIX – 2018 Multinational Exercise that will be held in September, in which it is expected to have the participation of 18 naval units; both warships and submarines, with the purpose of strengthening the confidence and integration of the Naval Forces of the continent, as well as maintaining the training of the crews to cooperate with each other in the face of different hemispheric threats. In the facilities of the Caribbean Naval Force in Cartagena, the initial planning meeting was…

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Argentine Coast Guard Guarani (GC 195) Launched in Israel

Google Translation The new coastguard of the Prefectura Naval Argentina GC 195 (which will be called GUARANÍ) was launched in Israel and will soon join the fleet of the National Maritime Authority for the security and control of the waters and maritime and fluvial borders of Argentina. This is the first of the four “Shaldag” units that the Ministry of National Security acquired, in agreement with the Ministry of Defense of Israel (SIBAT), within the framework of the re-equipment established for the Naval Prefecture. The boats are 25.5 meters in…

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Argentina Calls Off Search for ARA San Juan

Google Translation Buenos Aires, November 30, 2017. PRESS CAKE No. 50 UPDATE N ° 9 CLOSURE OF THE CASE OF THE SUBMARINE ARA “SAN JUAN” The Ministry of Defense, and the Argentine Navy, as the enforcement authority of the Convention International on Maritime Search and Rescue, informs that, today, Thursday 30 November, at 4:20 p.m. declared the SAR case (Search and Rescue) of the Submarine ARA “San Juan”, changing to the search phase of it. The reasons why this decision is sustained are: • That the SAR plan has as…

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