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  • 23 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Panama’s National Air and Naval Service has received four Damen-built Interceptor 1102 vessels that will be used in the Caribbean Sea.  The president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, christened all four vessels in a ceremony held on 6 February 2017. Coinciding with the vessel handover, SENAN also signed a second contract with Damen for an additional batch […]

  • 16 August 2011
    Training & Education

      The guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) arrived in Panama City, Panama, for the start of PANAMAX 2011, a multinational exercise focusing on the defense of the Panama Canal, Aug. 13. Thach will participate with forces from 17 nations in live and simulated scenarios conducted in the region surrounding Panama, including visit, board, search […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    An illegitimate organization seeks to undermine peace, security and liberty by destabilizing local and regional economies in Central America.   The organization is trying to disrupt operations and take over the Panama Canal — a critical connection for global commerce and regional stability. This is the scenario given to Airmen participating in exercise Panama Cana2014, […]

  • 3 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Panama-hosted international exercise UNITAS 2016 concluded in Panama City with over 1000 naval and security forces from 11 nations attending the closing ceremony on September 28. This year’s exercise was joined by the United States, Panama, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and the United Kingdom. Participating units from the United […]

  • 1 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Southern Command is hosting 20 nations for the Combined Force Maritime Component Command (CFMCC) portion of the annual exercise PANAMAX. Running from July 30 to August 10, the Panama Canal protection exercises will be led by Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and the United States. Panamax, an annual multinational exercise, develops and sustains relationships that […]

  • 28 August 2011
    Training & Education

      The guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) arrived in Panama City, Panama, for the conclusion of PANAMAX 2011, a multinational exercise focusing on the defense of the Panama Canal Aug. 25. Thach participated in final exercise briefings and a closing ceremony after nearly two weeks of operations with the navies of Canada, Chile, Ecuador […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) pulled into Colon, Panama, for a brief stop for fuel, supplies and to conduct maintenance and repairs, July 27. While the ship took on fuel, fresh fruit, vegetables, and mail, engineers worked busily below decks performing maintenance a diesel generator located in an auxiliary room. […]

  • 18 August 2011
    Training & Education

      U.S. Navy divers assigned to Mobile Dive and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU 2) company 23, joined divers from Panama, Belize and Canada to exchange knowledge and tactics in Panama City, Panama, Aug. 16. MDSU 2 divers are deployed as a part of Navy Dive Southern Partnership 2011 (ND-SPS 11) and are joining PANAMAX during […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Leaders of the maritime component of PANAMAX 2014 paused Aug. 11, approximately halfway through the exercise, to assess its benefits so far.   Rear Adm. Benjamin Calle of Colombia is the Combined Forces Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) and U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Jon Matheson, the deputy commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, […]

  • 17 August 2011
    Training & Education

      One of the world’s largest multinational military exercises commenced Aug. 16 to test plans to defend the Panama Canal. Some 3,500 military and civilian personnel from 17 countries are participating in the 12-day exercise dubbed PANAMAX 2011, U.S. Southern Command officials said. Co-sponsored by Southcom and the Panamanian government, PANAMAX is a joint, combined […]

  • 21 January 2014

    Royal Navy warship HMS Richmond has paid a visit to port of Balboa, Panama on her way back from a seven month deployment to Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South) via the Pacific Ocean.   The visit will enable the ship to replenish, before she heads out to transit the Panama Canal, which celebrates its 100th birthday […]

  • 29 August 2011
    Training & Education

      The deputy commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (COMUSNAVSO) and U.S. 4th Fleet (C4F) presided over the PANAMAX 2011 closing ceremonies at the Ocean Breeze Conference Center at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Aug. 25. Rear Adm. A.B. Cruz III led the ceremony for PANAMAX, the largest multinational training exercise in the world. The […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Colon, Panama, on June 9 after completing an eight-day mission stop in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15). CP-15 mission personnel worked alongside volunteers from Panama’s Ministry of Health, government and medical professionals to provide residents with medical, dental and veterinary services from May […]

  • 9 August 2012
    Training & Education

    U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris and Brazilian Rear Admiral Wilson Pereira de Lima Filho welcomed partner-nation participants and officially kicked off this year’s PANAMAX exercise August 6. The main focus of PANAMAX is to practice methods of protecting the safe passage of commercial traffic through the Panama Canal while ensuring its neutrality and respecting […]

  • 14 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Brazilian-led and US Navy-hosted Panama Canal protection drill PANAMAX 2018 concluded in Mayport, Folrida, at US Naval Forces Southern Command/US 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT), Aug. 10. Since its inception in 2003, PANAMAX has become one of the largest coalition command post exercises in the world. The exercise is focused on ensuring the defense of the […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The fifth of eleven mission stops in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) officially began in Colon, Panama, on May 30. The CP-15 team embarked aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) began medical, engineering and veterinary events, and expertise exchanges that will continue throughout the mission stop. Other mission areas […]

  • 11 August 2014

    Members of partner navies visited USS New York (LPD 21) Aug. 7, 8 and 9, on Naval Station Mayport while participating in PANAMAX 2014, an exercise aimed at developing strong working relationships between multinational forces to ensure the defense of the Panama Canal.   The exercise, which is scheduled to run through Aug. 15, includes […]

  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USS Ingraham (FFG 61) participated in a community relations project during port visits to Panama in August 2014.   Ten Sailors from the USS Ingraham, based out of Everett, Washington volunteered at the Helen Keller School for the Blind (Escuela de Ciegos) during a port visit while on deployment to the U.S. Southern Command and […]

  • 22 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s next-generation destroyer USS Zumwalt experienced engineering problems while transiting the Panama Canal en route to its new homeport, Defense News reported. USS Zumwalt had to be towed to a berth, the report said citing U.S. Navy. Problems likely resulted from an issue with heat exchangers in the ship’s power plant. “Vice Adm. Nora […]

  • 17 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) officially concluded the annual 2012 PANAMAX exercise Aug. 16 at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris along with Brazilian Rear Adm. Wilson Pereira de Lima Filho concluded the exercise in which more than 1,000 military personnel from 17 nations, including the […]

  • 27 January 2014

    Royal Navy type 23 frigate HMS Richmond has achieved another milestone in her navigational history by maneuvering her way thorough the the Panama Canal for the first time.   Bound for maritime security patrols in the Caribbean, with this passage HMS Richmond joined numerous other Royal Navy warships to cross the canal. “Despite being Richmond’s […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington on March 2, following a 46-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. During the patrol, the crew aboard the Diligence was diverted to conduct a search and rescue mission of four Italian sailors aboard the 30-foot sailing vessel Algeria, which became disabled off the Coast of […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The “Blackhawks” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (HM-15) completed a two-week Airborne Mine Countermeasure (AMCM) training session in the Joint Gulf Test Range, located in the Gulf of Mexico off Naval Support Activity Panama City (NSA PC), Fla. Part of a tight-knit community, and one of only two MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter squadrons in […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future amphibious dock landing ship USS Portland (LPD 27) and future littoral combat ship USS Omaha transited the Panama Canal on January 9 en route to their commissioning sites. The two ships met up at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) early January before continuing together towards the Panama Canal. Both ships are […]

  • 22 February 2016

    Approximately 440 kilograms of cocaine were seized from a container ship travelling from Panama to Guatemala, the Mexican Navy said in a report. Joint efforts between the Mexican Navy and the country’s tax administration service (SAT) resulted in the seizure which was made February 19. A scan of the ship’s cargo conducted by the Navy determined that three […]

  • 21 December 2014

    HMS Iron Duke returned to Portsmouth on December 19 from a successful South Atlantic patrol conducting maritime security operations and providing support to British Overseas Territories in the region. The Type 23 frigate and her 180 crew covered 27,442 miles and visited 11 countries during the six-month deployment. The ship left the UK in June and […]

  • 10 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The “Zheng He” oceangoing training ship of the Navy of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) which was deployed on the “Harmonious Mission – the ‘Zheng He’ oceangoing training ship’s voyage around the world” passed through the Panama Canal successfully at 02:00 of July 9, 2012, local time, PLA Daily informed. With this passage, the […]

  • 8 June 2015

    Panamanian Navy special forces arrested a group of people who illegally boarded a cargo vessel in Colon, Panama. The National Air and Navy Service of Panama, SENAN (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval), detained the five culprits and transported them to the SENAN Naval Base for further proceedings. The ageing cargo vessel VFM Alita, anchored off Colon since last year, is bound for […]

  • 23 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Alert naval personnel of the Rapid Response Rescue and Release Squadron (4RS) saved a 5-year-old girl from drowning in the sea off Panama on 22nd July 2012. She is from Batticaloa and was among the devotees who had come to attend the annual festival at Panama Okanda Kovil, for which the Navy provides assistance. The incident had […]