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  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A US Navy P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 joined Peruvian and Colombian Navy submarines for a tri-lateral submarine exercise in the waters north of Colombia. The five-day exercise concluded on November 6 and provided opportunities to further the interoperability and coordination in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) between the three navies. This year’s exercise […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Authorities

    The Colombian Navy has seized more than one ton of cocaine hydrochloride from a containership in the waters off Barranquilla.  The navy, working in cooperation with other agencies including Colombian air force and coast guard, intercepted the Singapore-flagged Cap San Tainaro on August 3, 2018. As informed, the navy found a total of 1,144 kilograms of cocaine […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Industry news

    Turkish shipbuilder STM said it has offered its solutions for the Colombian Navy’s Plataforma Estratégica de Superficie (PES) frigate acquisition program at the Colombiamar 2017 trade fair and congress. Colombia plans to acquire four frigates under the PES program to replace the existing Almirante Padilla-class vessels, which are expected to be decommissioned in 2024. While STM did […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Colombian state-owned shipbuilder Cotecmar launched the third offshore patrol vessel for the Colombian Navy, during a December 1 ceremony in Cartagena. The vessel was named ARC Santander and christened in the presence of the Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos. ARC Santander is the third of six offshore patrol vessels built indigenously for the Colombian Navy. Construction […]

  • 4 March 2016
    Authorities

    Colombian Navy’s Neptuno Task Force Against Drug Trafficking joined forces with National Police and the Technical Investigation Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office – CTI to seize 1,173 kilograms of cocaine in the ​​Mulatos area, Gulf of Urabá, Colombia On March 3 members of the ‘Neptuno’ unit detected a four-crew Go Fast vessel that set sail from a […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Authorities

    Colombian Navy Coast Guard vessels rescued eleven people from a sailing boat adrift in the Santa Marta area on February 16. The Navy said that of the eleven crew members of the U.S.-flagged sailing vessel ‘Astrid’, ten were international citizens coming from France, Norway, USA, UK, Canada and the Netherlands. According to the Navy, the vessel drifted […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities

    In a coordinated operation between the Colombian Navy, the Narcotics Division of the National Police and the Attorney General’s Office a cocaine shipment was found in the Colombian port city Cartagena. This operation was supported by the United States agency Homeland Security Investigations, an investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security. The shipment, distributed in 51 packages, was found inside a 20-foot container […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities

    With information provided by the National Police, Colombian National Army units managed to seize 548 kilograms of cocaine in the area of ​​Puerto Granados, in the town of Bahia Solano – Choco. The Colombian Navy said the seized shipment was intended to be exported from the country by sea. Had the contraband reached the streets, it would […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 December 2015
    Authorities

    According to the Colombian Navy’s facts and figures for 2015, cocaine interdiction alone allowed the navy to prevent $2 billion dollars from reaching the pockets of narco-terrorist groups. The Navy seized nearly 87 tons of cocaine and four semi-submersible transport craft. Considering that the construction of a semi-submersible can cost between US $ 500,000 and a million dollars, this […]

  • 17 December 2015
    Authorities

    Coordinated maritime control efforts between the Colombian Navy and the National Police have resulted in a 574-kilogram drug bust in the Colombian Pacific.  The Colombian Poseidon Task Force Against Drug Trafficking intercepted two vessels in waters off the Tumaco municipality. Three Colombians and two Ecuadorian citizens made up the crews of the boats. After searching the motor boats, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities

    The Colombian Navy, in cooperation with the Air Force and the National Police, seized a total of 630 kilograms of cocaine in Colombian waters. Officials stated that the drugs, valued at more that $20 million, were heading to Central and North America. Colombian Coast Guard spotted a suspicious boat in the Colombian waters of the South […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On Friday 4th September 2015 Spanish warship, ESPS Meteoro, rendezvoused with Colombian warship, ARC 7 de Agosto, off the coast of Somalia. As part of the Colombian warship’s close collaboration with Operation Atalanta, members of the crew were flown on board ESPS Meteoro for a tour of the ship and a briefing on its capabilities. […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities

    During the Colombian warship’s recent port visit to Muscat, Oman, ARC 7 de Agosto welcomed officers from the Sultan Qaboos Naval Academy on board. After being given a tour of the ship and meeting members of the Colombian crew, the Naval Academy officers expressed their appreciation of being invited on board. ARC 7 de Agosto […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Saturday 8th August 2015, Colombian warship, ARC 7 de Agosto, arrived in the Gulf of Aden to start her counter-piracy operations in close collaboration with Operation Atalanta. Commanded by Captain Darwin Alberto Alonso Torres, ARC 7 de Agosto has a Spanish Navy liaison team on board to help co-ordinate the day to day operations […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In a number of joint efforts between the Colombian naval and air force units a total of 4,7 tons of cocaine has been seized in the last 15 days. The latest operation was conducted on Thursday in the Colombian Pacific waters. It resulted in over a ton of cocaine being seized, worth an estimated $40 […]

  • 29 July 2015

    Colombian Navy warship, ARC 7 de Agosto, recently completed sea trials with the Spanish Navy prior to her collaboration with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. Conducted at the Spanish Navy Combat at Sea Centre in south western Spain, the sea training ensured that ARC 7 de Agosto was ready to deploy to the […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy seized a drug shipment in the Colombian Pacific on Friday. In the operation, conducted by the naval and Coast Guard units, more than 300 kilograms of cocaine were seized. Three Ecuadorians were attempting to transport a total of 340 packages to Central America. The authorities sent the shipment to the Coast Guard Station Buenaventura, where […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Authorities

    The Colombian Navy recently interrupted a human smuggling attempt in the Gulf of Uraba. 41 migrants of different nationalities were being transported aboard three vessels operated by six Colombian smugglers who were arrested. The migrants were trying to reach Central America through Panama. The migrants, as well as the vessels they were travelling in, and smugglers were taken […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In a joint operation conducted by the Colombian Navy and Air Forces, an amount of 420 kg of cocaine was seized. The operation was conducted south of San Andres. The officials intercepted a fishing vessel which had a double bottom and escorted it to the Coast Guard Station San Andres for an inspection where they found 430 […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Authorities

    A total of 1.3 tons of cocaine was seized in just two operation in the waters off Colombia in less than a week. In the most recent operation, the Colombian Navy seized one ton of cocaine being smuggled to Central America. Officials spotted two speedboats carrying suspicious cargo and immediately launched their pursuit. Two people […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy, in a joint operation with the Colombian Air Force, seized about 120 kilograms of cocaine yesterday, March 8. The operation was conducted in the waters north of Isla de Providencia (Old Providence), Colombia, and resulted in the arrest of three individuals involved in the smuggling act. The smugglers were transporting the illicit cargo […]

  • 26 February 2015
    Authorities

    The Colombian Navy, together with the Air Force and the National Police, located 114 kilograms of cocaine submerged and secured to the seabed. After a several month-long research and surveillance operation by the National Police, the Navy divers were sent to find the drugs. A total of six packages were found in the general area of […]