Hesperides Deploys to Antarctic

November 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The oceanographic research vessel (BIO) “Hespérides” has sailed this morning from the pier of La Curra of the Arsenal of Cartagena to start its XXV Antarctic Campaign, within the framework of the XXXIII Spanish Antarctic Campaign. The farewell ceremony has been chaired by the Admiral of Maritime Action, Vice Admiral Juan Luis Sobrino Perez-Crespo, accompanied by different civil and military authorities. The Spanish Antarctic Campaign constitutes a model of cooperation between different public and private institutions at the service of R & D &…

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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), The Hague (Holland) ), Liverpool (United Kingdom) and Casablanca (Morocco), the latter being four ports, visited for the first time in the history of the cruise ships of the ARC…

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Tarifa Returns from NAFO

September 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – The tall patrolman “Tarifa” returned to port yesterday, after two months deployed in North Atlantic waters as a vessel assigned in the international fisheries inspection scheme of the North Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), since last June 28. During its deployment it has made three logistic scales, as well as for rest of the endowment. Two of them in the port of St. John (Canada), and a third stop in transit back to Spain in the port of Punta Delgada in the Azores Islands. In…

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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 Assists With Oil Sprill Cleanup in Cartagena

May 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Coast Guard Rapid Reaction Units, in coordination with the Harbor Authority of Cartagena and the Caribbean Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research Center, perform the verification and containment of an oil slick that is found in the inner bay of the heroic city. Personnel of the Coast Guard Station of Cartagena performs the dispersion of oily waste and the containment of these, through the use of oleophilic barriers; Likewise, the cleaning of the beaches of Castillogrande is carried out, with oleophilic towels, eliminating the presence of…

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Juan Sebastián de Elcano pays homage to Blas de Lezo in Cartagena de Indias

March 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – On March 2, during her stopover in the Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias, the crew and midshipmen of the School Ship “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” participated in a tribute to the distinguished Spanish sailor, Lieutenant General D. Blas de Lezo and Olavarrieta. In the same scenario in which one of the most glorious pages in the history of Spain was written, an event took place that included the presence, on the Spanish side, of the Ambassador of Spain in the Republic of Colombia…

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Colombian Navy Welcomes Polish Tall Ship

January 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – The National Navy, through the Naval Academy of Cadets “Almirante Padilla”, welcomed the Ship of the Maritime University of Gdynia “Dar Młodzieży”, from Poland, which will be in Cartagena this 30 and 31 January. The event was held at the Edurbe pier, located in the Manga neighborhood, with the participation of the Polish Ambassador to Colombia, the Deputy Director of the Naval School and representatives of the Ministry of Maritime Economy of Poland; the band of musicians of the Naval School sang the anthem…

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Spanish Navy Accepts Delivery of Audaz

September 4, 2018 – On the 3rd, the act of receiving the fifth Maritime Action Ship (BAM) “Audaz” (P-45) took place at the Curra dock. The ship is integrated into the Command of the Maritime Action Units in Cartagena, establishing its base in the Arsenal. The ceremony was chaired by the Admiral of Maritime Action (ALMART), Manuel de la Puente Mora-Figueroa, and was attended by different civil and military authorities. [smartslider3 slider=86] After the arrival of the authorities and the guests, the ALMART addressed on board some words of welcome…

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Minister of Defense announces that Ecuador rejoins Unitas maneuvers

August 23, 2018 (Google translation) – Ecuador dismisses this Friday, August 24, a fleet of the Naval Force that rejoins, after 11 years of absence, the multinational Unitas maneuvers 2018, involving 13 countries in the Americas and the United Kingdom. This information was provided by Defense Minister, division general in passive service Oswaldo Jarrín Román, who stressed that this activity will allow exchange of experiences, command capacity, interoperability and interoperability of the media, capacity to assist in the occurrence of disasters, control and presence for the aquatic spaces of the…

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The contract with Saudi Arabia will benefit all Navantia shipyards

Google Translation The Government of Saudi Arabia has signed the contract for the construction of five corvettes, an operation that amounts to 1,800 million euros and represents the largest in the history of Spanish public shipyards with a foreign client. This contract strengthens the immediate future of NAVANTIA and will benefit all the shipyards of the company. The signing of this contract with Arabia will benefit the entire NAVANTIA staff, the local industry with which it collaborates and, especially, the entire Bay of Cádiz, which explains that it has received…

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Infanta Elena Home From Africa Deployment

Google Translation The Patrolman of Height “Infanta Elena”, has docked today in the quay of the Curra of the Arsenal of Cartagena. During the last four months, it has contributed to improve Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea and West Africa, monitoring maritime traffic, making a naval presence and supporting Spanish flagship and vessels in areas currently affected by piracy, immigration and fishing illegal. The manning of the ship was received by the Admiral of the Maritime Action Force, Vice Admiral Manuel de la Puente Mora-Figueroa, in addition to…

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Dominican Navy Training Ship Visits Colombia

Google Translation During the International Cruise of Instruction called “Surcando la América Ístmica”, carried out on board the Patrol Ship of Height ARD “Admiral Didiez Burgos”; 50 Marine Guard of the Navy and Cadets of the Army and Air Force of the Dominican Republic, had the opportunity to arrive at the Naval Base ARC “Bolívar” in the city of Cartagena and participate in the professional visit to the Frigate Misilera ARC “Antioquia” and the Naval Academy of Cadets “Almirante Padilla”, where they learned about the installations, capacities and simulators with…

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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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NRP Sagres to Visit North America, Caribbean and Colombia

Google Translation The NRP Sagres came from Alfeite the Naval Base on 27 April for a 4 month trip and a half in which to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship will practice 12 ports until the return to Lisbon, scheduled for September 14. In addition to Funchal and Philadelphia, New York, Newport, Boston, Halifax, Miami, Willemstad (Curaçao), Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), Praia da Vitória, Ponta Delgada and Faro are the ports where Sagres is expected to dock this year.

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