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  • 5 February 2015
    Authorities

    Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus completed a visit to Colombia Feb. 4 after meeting with the nation’s minister of defense, chief of defense and chief of naval operations. The visit was designed to help enhance the already existing ties between the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and their Colombian counterparts. In the past […]

  • 8 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Colombian state-owned company Cotecmar and French defense company Thales renewed their partnership with a new agreement which will see the two companies increase cooperation on Colombian naval and defense projects. Cotecmar (Corporación de Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo de la Industria Naval Marítima y Fluvial) and Thales signed the agreement at Expodefensa 2017, the […]

  • 27 May 2015
    Authorities

    Rear Adm. George Ballance, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO)/U.S. 4th Fleet, welcomed members of the Colombian Navy to Naval Station Mayport in Mayport, Florida, for the annual U.S. Navy and Colombian Navy Operational Naval Committee (ONC) conference, May 20 – 21. During the ONC conference, participants engaged in face-to-face discussions regarding their involvement […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Thales and DCNS announced that the comprehensive modernisation programme of the Colombian Navy’s four Almirante Padilla class frigates has been concluded with a successful Sea Acceptance Test of the class’s fourth ship.   The contract with the Colombian authorities was signed early 2009, with DCNS acting as prime contractor and Thales as the lead systems […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    French shipbuilder DCNS opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia, hoping to bolster its chances in securing work on the Colombian Navy’s Plataforma Estratégica de Superficie (PES) frigate acquisition programme. Under the programme, Colombia plans to acquire four frigates to replace the existing Almirante Padilla-class vessels, which are expected to be decommissioned in 2024. Olivier Michel, DCNS […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Authorities

    Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, accompanied by the President of Colombia, visited Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll alongside in Cartagena, Colombia on Friday, 31 October. President Santos was joined by his wife, Colombia’s First Lady. While on board HMS Argyll the party were introduced to members of the […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy rescued four fishermen whose craft went adrift while they were fishing in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean approximately 11 kilometers from the coast of Puerto Colombia.   Their vessel, “Colombia 28”, suffered a failure in the electrical system without a chance of starting the engine. Coast Guard Station Barranquilla started search and rescue […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    U.S. company Safe Boats International teamed up with Colombian Cotecmar for the co-production of aluminum vessels for the Colombian military and other regional customers. Announced by Safe Boats on March 15 at the 2017 Colombia Mar, the agreement builds on a previously signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cotecmar into a multi-year, definitive association agreement to co-produce many of its […]

  • 14 May 2014
    Training & Education

    This June, heads of militaries, government officials and industry representatives will be gathering in Cartagena, Colombia for OPV & Surface Combatants Latin America 2014 to discuss the region’s maritime security concerns and solutions.   OPV & Surface Combatants Latin America, taking place between 30th June – 2nd July 2014, is officially supported by COTECMAR and […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Columbian president Juan Manuel Santos Calderón christened two former German navy Type 206 A submarines in Cartagena, Colombia. The submarines have been acquired under the Colombian Navy’s modernization plan. The Type 206 A submarines were upgraded by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and will replace two identically named subs, the ARC Intrépido und ARC Indomable, which have been in service […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors and cadets from the Colombian navy toured San Diego during a routine port visit by the Armada de la Republica de Colombia (ARC) Gloria Nov. 1-5. Crew members and cadets of ARC Gloria had the opportunity to visit various military units in San Diego. Thirty cadets visited the Marine Corps Recruit Depot and the […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Colombian Navy’s frigate ARC “Almirante Padilla”, along with its Bo-105 type helicopter and a detachment of Marine Special Forces, represented Colombia in the 2014 RIMPAC naval exercises alongside 22 other nations.   The vessel returned to the Naval ARC “Bolívar” Base in Cartagena on September 11 with more than 110 crew members who successfully participated in the RIMPAC […]

  • 12 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Fredericton returned to Nova Scotia on December 9 after completing a two and a half week visit to the Americas. By visiting Cuba, HMCS Fredericton became the first ship to do so in more than 50 years. The frigate visited the ports of Veracruz, Mexico; Cartagena, Colombia; and Havana, Cuba. […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU 2) are in Colombia working with divers from the Armada de la Rebublica de Colombia as part of Southern Partnership Station 2014.   This week the MDSU divers brought out an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and demonstrated its capabilities to divers and dive students […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Authorities

    Over the course of 10 days, the Continuing Promise (CP-15) team embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) provided care to over 9,300 Colombian patients from July 8-17, completing the seventh mission stop for CP-15 in Buenaventura, Colombia. The CP-15 team continued building partnerships within the region, working alongside Colombian […]

  • 19 September 2012
    Training & Education

      HMS Dauntless served as the setting for inaugural annual defence talks between Britain and Colombia when she visited Cartagena. The new Type 45 destroyer once again served as a floating venue for events promoting the best of British on the latest leg of her Auriga 12 deployment to the North and South Atlantic. On […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Authorities

    Navy Diver 1st Class Shawn Gerasimchik, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, Company 2-1, explores an underwater wreck during a joint dive with Colombian divers from the Departamento de Buceo y Salvamento.   The MDSU-2 divers are in Colombia working with the Armada de la Republica de Colombia as part of Southern […]

  • 21 January 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    CARIS Bathy DataBASE (BDB) training took place recently at the Colombian Navy’s Center for Hydrographic and Oceanographic Studies (Centro de Investigaciones idrográficas y Oceanográficas (CIOH)) based in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia by a software company CARIS.   Bathy DataBASE delivers a robust and scalable solution for the storage and analysis of ever-expanding volumes of sonar […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy expanded its fleet of coastal patrol vessels on October 31. ARC Punta Espada, the first patrol vessel completely constructed in Colombia, was built by the Colombian Navy-run COTECMAR shipyards in Cartagena. Punta Espada, whose construction started on December 27, 2013, is the third vessel of the CPV-46 class design. It will be crewed by 22 personnel, […]

  • 8 January 2016
    Authorities

    Units of the Colombian Navy and the National Police of Colombia on January 7 seized 86 kilograms of cocaine which were being transported aboard a sailing boat named Vagamundo. The Navy said the intercept was made in the area of ​​Bocachica in the bay Cartagena, where two men of Colombian nationality were captured. The result was […]

  • 21 August 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy is expected to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia with the aim of helping local health workers respond to an ever increasing number of Venezuelan refugees arriving in Colombia and other South American countries. The deployment of USNS Comfort was confirmed by US defense secretary Jim Mattis who said the ship would be deployed […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    During the first week of March CARIS integrated CARIS Spatial Fusion Enterprise (SFE) at the Centro de Investigaciones Oceanográficas e Hidrográficas (CIOH) of the Colombia Navy in the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.   CARIS staff were onsite to provide consultancy and train Navy technicians on the use of SFE as a tool for […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The joint military crew and various non-governmental organization (NGO) volunteers serving aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) commenced humanitarian-civil assistance operations on July 8 in Colombia as part of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15). Colombia is the seventh mission stop during CP-15’s six-month deployment. Comfort’s last visit to Colombia was in […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Training & Education

    Gathering in Cartagena, Colombian naval forces are taking the helm for Unitas LIX, a multinational maritime exercise taking place from August 31 – September 11.  Colombia is hosting eleven navies participating in the exercise — the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and the United Kingdom. The country has been […]

  • 4 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) arrived in Santa Marta, Colombia, for their first Caribbean port visit, June 28, during their deployment in support of Operation Martillo. Carr visited Santa Marta following a month at sea conducting operations to counter transnational organized crime (CTOC) in the U.S. 4th Fleet (C4F) area of responsibility […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command, arrived in Cartagena, Colombia for the Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15) mission, Sept. 16. On Spearhead’s fourth stop it delivered three Adaptive Force Package (AFP) elements ashore- Navy Divers, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians and a Mass […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Naval forces from four partner nations concluded Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) 2014 in Lima, Peru, Oct. 7. SIFOREX is a biennial Naval exercise that focuses on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) proficiency. Naval forces from Brazil, Colombia, Peru and the U.S participated in SIFOREX 2014. SIFOREX 2014 was hosted by the Peruvian navy, and took place in […]

  • 30 August 2018
    Authorities

    A team of US Navy medical professionals arrived in Colombia aboard USS Gunston Hall on August 25 to begin subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) with Colombian medical professionals. The visit and partner capacity building engagements taking place in the town of Riohacha are part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 – an annual US Navy mission […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Two submarines left the ThyssenKrupp Shipyard in Kiel, Germany and headed to Colombia, November 11. They are expected to arrive at the Naval Base ARC Bolívar by November end. The Type 206 German submarine acquisition is part of the National Army’s modernization plan with support of the Ministry of National Defense (Colombia). According to the Colombian Navy, the vessels will […]