COTECMAR to Build Damen-Designed Hydrographic Research Ship for Colombian Navy

December 12, 2019 – Damen Shipyards Group signed a Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) contract with Cotecmar during ExpoDefensa 2019 in Bogota. The contract will see DTC provide design, engineering and technical assistance for the construction of a Scientific Marine Research Vessel (Buque de Investigación Científico Marina (BICM)). Cotecmar, operating two shipyards in Cartagena, will build the hydrographic and oceanogrpahic research…

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Colombian Navy Seizes Almot 2.5 Tons of Cocaine from Venezuelan Fishingboat

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – Within the framework of the Heroes de la Libertad Bicentennial Strategic Plan against transnational organized crime, the Colombian Navy interdicted a fishing vessel 280 nautical miles northeast of San Andres Island, within the Colombian territorial sea in Bajo Nuevo. The successful operation was achieved thanks to the detection of a suspected Venezuelan flag motorboat…

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ARC Gloria Completes Bicentennial of Independence 2019 Cruise

October 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – After 133 days and 14,193 nautical miles of navigation, the ARC School Ship “Gloria” arrives in Colombia, after having visited eight foreign ports around the world. On this occasion, the Colombian Navy Insignia Ship visited the ports of eight countries such as Bostón (United States), Sain Maló (France), Kláipeda (Lithuania), Karlskrona (Sweden), Rostok (Germany),…

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A Lighthouse in the Pacific of the 21st Century

October 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of the celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the Naval Base “ARC Málaga”, the unveiling of the “Lighthouse in the Pacific of the XXI Century” monument, located in the “Bicentennial” weapons square of the Pacific Naval Force, was carried out. composed of the ARC Ship “Cabo Corrientes” and a representative mural at…

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Colombian Navy Inaugurated BRACOLPER 2019

July 25, 2019 – The Bracolper International Naval Operation, where Fluvial Units from Colombia, Brazil and Peru participate, performing tactical exercises for two months, navigating through the Amazon River, began in Leticia, with the presence of civil and military authorities from the three countries. Since 1974, the year in which this operation began, its main objective is to strengthen interoperability…

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Colombian Cadet’s Academic Stay in France

July 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of the internationalization activities of the Naval Academy of Cadets “Almirante Padilla”, third-year Cadet Aldair Romero Donado, made an academic stay to advance the Initial Course of Officer Training at the Naval School of France, thanks to the international agreements for academic exchange. For 17 days; the native Cadete of Barranquilla, received…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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