ARC Independiente Sails for UNITAS 2019

June 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – ARC “Independiente” missile frigate sailed from the main dock of the ARC “Bolívar” Naval Base to participate in the Unitas Naval Exercises in its 2019 version, which will take place in Chile. Since 1985, the year in which the “Independent” ARC carried out its first Unitas operation, the Colombian Navy has participated in these Naval Exercises that aim to achieve the highest level of enlistment of a multinational force to face an international threat. In the No.60 version, the Unitas Naval Exercises gather naval…

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Colombian Navy Host EU Official

May 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – Ms. Helga Schmid, General Secretary of the European External Action Service, accompanied by Mrs. Patricia Llombart, Ambassador of the European Union in Colombia, visited the installations of the Colombian Navy in the city of Cartagena. The purpose of this visit was to know and strengthen the bonds of common cooperation on issues such as the fight against drug trafficking and other manifestations of transnational organized crime in the sea; as well as the participation of the Colombian Navy in international crisis management operations. The…

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Colombian Navy Seizes 200KG of Cocaine

May 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the development of sustained offensive operations against drug trafficking organizations, Units of the Colombian Navy managed to seize 198.60 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride in an illegal warehouse, as well as 0.602 kilograms of marijuana, two vessels , two engines and communication equipment, on the coast line, on the general area of ​​the municipality of Acandí, in the department of Chocó. The integration and exchange of information allowed Units of the Marine Infantry Infantry Battalion No. 16, operationally attached to the Joint Task Force…

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Seizure of more than 48 Tons of Cocaine in 45 days

May 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – From today in Cartagena, the operational meeting of evaluation, analysis and lessons learned with the participating countries is carried out, and the planning of a new phase will begin. The Orion III Maritime and Fluvial Naval Campaign, led by the Colombian Navy, allowed eight concurrent operations, in the jurisdictional waters of each country, over the Caribbean Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the border rivers; The seizure of 48,338 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, 19,752 kilograms of marijuana, 1,067 kilograms of basic coca paste, and the…

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Colombian Navy Rescues Two Fishermen

March 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – Thanks to the rapid reaction of the Caribbean Coast Guard Units of the Colombian Navy, the rescue of two artisanal fishermen, who were adrift, was accomplished since last Sunday, February 24, in the sector of Isla Fuerte, an area general of the department of Bolívar. A call to alert the traffic control tower of the Coveñas Station, began the successful search and rescue operation, in which the 33 and 39-year-old men were rescued and taken to safe harbor, then that the boat in which…

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National Navy rescues 5 Venezuelans in Caribbean waters

January 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the last hours, Units of the National Navy rescued five Venezuelans, who were left adrift and came to the waters of La Guajira, after the motorboat, named “Assul”, in which they were transported, ran out of fuel, after having sailed from Puerto de Falcon, bound for Puerto de Punto Fijo, both in Venezuela. The Coastguard Station of Cartagena, received a call from the captain of the boat, reporting that he and four other Venezuelans were drifting for seven days, due to lack of…

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Colombian Navy Seizes More Than Half a Ton of Marijuana

January 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – In less than 20 days, the Pacific Naval Force has seized more than 2.2 tons of marijuana, which cost more than 19 billion pesos. The strong offensive of the National Navy against the organizations dedicated to the trafficking of illicit substances advances, that is why in the last hours, units of the Pacific Naval Force, managed to seize 758 kilograms of marijuana distributed in 16 packages, which were hidden in a jungle area of ​​the path of San Joaquín, near the Naya River, located…

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Colombian Navy in the Front Lines of War on Drugs

December 21, 2018 – With a successful operational balance and a positive impact on the populations of the nine departments of the northern region of the country, where the men and women of the Caribbean Naval Force are present, the work carried out by the Naval Force of the Caribbean is satisfactory. the units of the National Navy, during the year 2018. The deployment of the Caribbean Coastguard, Surface and Submarine Fleet units, the Caribbean Naval Air Group, Marine Infantry troops, the Military Gaulas of the departments of Bolívar and…

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Sail the crossing “Magdalena Magical River IV”

November 30, 2018 (Google Translation) – In a military ceremony presided over by Captain Captain Luis Felipe Rojas Dueñas, Chief of Staff of the Caribbean Naval Force, sailed this morning from the dock of La Bodeguita in the city of Cartagena, the “Magdalena Magico” Crossing in its fourth version. This is an operation carried out by the National Navy in coordination with the Foundation for the Research and Development of Special Education – Fides, Cinema Colombia, the University of Los Andes, the Government of Bolívar, Cotecmar, the Naval Reserve, RCN…

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Colombian Navy Welcomes USNS Ship “COMFORT” in the Urabá Antioqueño

November 15, 2018 (Google Translation) – In the framework of international cooperation and the strengthening of humanitarian missions in the region, the hospital ship USNS COMFORT “Durable Promise” reaches the waters of the Colombian Caribbean. This naval unit belonging to the Fourth Fleet of the United States will remain in the municipality of Turbo, Antioquia, to provide medical attention, from tomorrow 16 until November 20. The interagency effort between the Colombian Government and the Embassy of the United States is part of the strategy of regional cooperation among the Americas.…

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Dinar Supports Colombian Navy Oceanography Training

October 22, 2018 (Google Translation) – The General Maritime Directorate (Dimar) welcomed a group of naval technicians in oceanography, students of the Naval School of Sub-officers ARC “Barranquilla”, to complement the technological specialization in integrated management of coastal areas. For a month and a half, the NCOs were trained at the Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research Center of the Caribbean and at the academic sub-station of the Naval School of Sub-Officers ARC “Barranquilla”, on issues related to coastal processes, program design and environmental management plans , geodesy, topography, management and quality…

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Colombian Navy and National Police seize more than 600 kilos of Cocaine in Santa Marta

October 13, 2018 (Google Translation) – In a coordinated operation of patrolling and inspection of motor ships, Coast Guard units of the National Navy and the Judicial Police, seized 608 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride that were in a container inside a motorboat located in the Port Society of the city of Santa Marta, in the department of Magdalena. The units of the National Navy and the Judicial Police, during the inspection of the motorboat named “HAMMONIA HUSUM”, with registration 9326835 and the flag of Monrovia, which was docked at Pier…

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More than 500 families of the Upper Guajira received humanitarian aid from the National Navy

October 12, 2018 (Google Translation) – Despite the difficult weather conditions that have arisen in recent days throughout the Colombian Caribbean, the National Navy held the XXV Conference on Support for Development in Alta Guajira contributing to improve the quality of life of indigenous Wayuu communities, of the districts of Castilletes, Topia and Puerto López of the municipality of Uribia, during the 4th, 5th and 6th of October of this year. The crew of the ARC ship “Gulf of Morrosquillo”, the Coast Guard Surveillance Station of Punta Espada and the…

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Latest Landing Ship from COTECMAR Launched

Google Translation Ten months lasted the construction of the new Amphibious Disembarkation Ship Rapid Reaction Unit built in Cartagena by Cotecmar that will be released to the sea on Friday morning, June 15 at the shipyard facilities located in the Mamonal industrial zone in Cartagena. This is the fifth ship built for the Colombian National Navy and the sixth ship produced in the country in the last 5 years. In September of last year a ship of the same range was delivered to the Naval Force of Honduras, constituting a…

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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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