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  • 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 […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy informs that 388 kilograms of cocaine has been found aboard a Malta-flagged cargo vessel “Jabal Nafusa”, in Port Bolivar, Guajira.   The operation was carried out by the Coast Guard Station of Port Bolivar, together with the Colombian Navy divers who found the illegal cargo hidden in the rudder compartment of the vessel. A total of 323 packages with […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Authorities

    The Colombian Navy intercepted a vessel carrying three Cuban nationals who were trying to reach the United States through Colombia, Central America.   As part of the initiative of developing maritime control and national sovereignty in the general area of ​​the Gulf of Urabá, the Coast Guard Station Uraba near Sapzurro, Chocó, boarded the vessel that was […]

  • 8 November 2011

      Another cocaine-carrying submarine was captured on Nov 4 by Colombian Navy with assistance of national air force and US Navy. Last time three submarines carrying drugs were detained in June 2011. According to Colombian Navy’s release, the sub was detected 50 miles off Colombian port Cartagena. During attempt to seize the submarine, the crew […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Authorities

    The Colombian Navy, with the assistance of the Narcotics Police Department and Santa Marta Coast Guard Station, managed to seize 99.4 kilograms of cocaine aboard a cargo vessel. The cocaine was hidden in one of the containers aboard the Singapore-flagged “Star Standard” cargo ship. “Star Standard” was on its way from Turbo, Colombia to Antwerp, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Authorities

    Delegates from the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet met with members of the Colombian Navy, May 20-21, during an Operational Naval Committee (ONC) conference.   Hosted by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (USNAVSO) in Mayport, the ONC brings together representatives from the U.S. and Colombian Navy so they may meet in person and […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Colombian Navy, together with the Colombian Air Force, seized 505 kilograms of cocaine in an operation against drug trafficking.   The operation took place approximately 70 nautical miles north of Santa Marta – Magdalena, where units of the Navy and aircraft of the Colombian Air Force detected and intercepted a boat carrying the cargo of alkaloids. Approximately […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Authorities

    The Colombian Navy found 29 illegal immigrants from Asia in two places in the Chocó coast during the development of search operations and area control in the Colombian Pacific. The first group of 12 foreigners was found by troops of the Marine Infantry Brigade No.2 near the village Arusí in rural Nuquí, Chocó. The subjects are between 29 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 September 2011
    Training & Education

      The commandant of the Colombian Marine Corps, toured USS Rushmore (LSD 47) Sept. 13 to learn about the amphibious missions and capabilities of the U.S. Navy. Brig. Gen. Luis Gomez was joined by Rear Adm. Gerard Hueber, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3, along with 43 Colombian officers from the Colombian Joint War College. “I […]

  • 6 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) spent time working alongside their Colombian counterparts as they made repairs on the Colombian cutter Valle del Cauca while moored in Bahia Malaga, Colombia July 3. The Colombian and U.S. Sailors were able to achieve a number of goals as they combined […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities

    Senior military officers from Colombia visited Portsmouth Naval Base to learn about the Royal UK Navy’s role in protecting UK interests worldwide.   Thirty-two delegates from the Colombian War College toured the base and a Type 23 frigate as part of their studies into defence and security policy. Following a tour of HMS Victory they […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Units of the Colombian Navy seized 39.8 kilograms of cocaine found aboard the bulk carrier “Ping May” sailing under the Liberian flag.   Coast Guard Station Santa Marta and CTI personnel conducted the inspection of the vessel which was anchored in the sector Swamp – Magdalena. They found two bags with 40 packages containing drugs located in the chain […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]