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Montevideo, May 20th 2024 - 05:08 UTC

Tag: Uruguayan Navy

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 - 10:10 UTC

    South African sailboat in distress rescued by Uruguayan Navy

    The K'Lai is to remain in Uruguay for repairs, which are expected to last a few days

    A South African sailboat that declared an emergency some 400 kilometers off the exclusive beach resort of Punta del Este was rescued Monday by the Uruguayan Navy and escorted to La Paloma for repairs. The K'Lai lost one of her masts and was stranded at sea, it was explained.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2024 - 10:16 UTC

    Uruguay's ROU 4 General Artigas sets sail on Antarctic campaign

    The German-built Artigas is bringing key supplies to Uruguayan bases through Operation “ANTARKOS”

    The Uruguayan Navy's logistic ship ROU 4 General Artigas set sail this week from Montevideo to bring supplies to the South American country's Antarctica deployments as per this summer's campaign.

  • Saturday, December 9th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Uruguayan Navy delegation off to South Korea to bring home patrol boat

    Only 52 Chamsuri class boats remain active worldwide to this day

    A 7-member team of the Uruguayan Navy has been dispatched to South Korea to take delivery of a Chamsuri-class patrol boat donated to the South American country, it was reported in Montevideo. The unit is due in the River Plate by early 2024, aboard a specialized transport vessel, it was explained.

  • Saturday, November 25th 2023 - 10:21 UTC

    Uruguayan Navy seizes Brazilian boat fishing illegally

    The Vitor Hugo S was intercepted by the ROU 23 Maldonado despite the evasive maneuvers

    Uruguay's Navy has captured a Brazilian-flagged fishing vessel carrying some three tons of illegal catch, it was reported Friday in Montevideo.

  • Thursday, November 16th 2023 - 08:27 UTC

    Uruguay's Navy turns 206 years old

    The ceremony was attended by Lacalle Pou, García, Wilson, and other high-ranking officials

    The Uruguayan Navy celebrated its 206th anniversary Wednesday during a ceremony attended by President Luis Lacalle Pou, Defense Minister Javier García, Navy Chief Admiral Jorge Wilson, and other high-ranking officials, according to reports from Montevideo.

  • Monday, August 14th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Uruguay: Mujica says apology to China over OPVs is in order

    “The Chinese market cannot be ignored,” Mujica argued

    Former Uruguayan President José Mujica said the current head of state Luis Lacalle Pou should apologize to China for the sloppiness in the purchase of two Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the South American country's Navy from Spanish shipyard Cardama.

  • Tuesday, July 18th 2023 - 09:16 UTC

    Uruguay to purchase brand new OPVs from Spanish shipyard

    The Spanish-built OPVs “will have the mission of recovering control of the maritime space,” García explained

    Uruguayan authorities Monday announced they had placed an order for the purchase of two brand-new Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPV) from the Spanish shipyard Cardama for € 82 million, it was reported in Montevideo.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Uruguay's Navy rescues sick Chinese sailor

    The ROU 4 General Artigas was involved in the mission

    After receiving a request for help from the Chinese freighter “Sumatera Express,” the Uruguayan Navy evacuated a crewman who had suffered convulsions and loss of consciousness, providing him with the necessary medical assistance, it was reported Sunday in Montevideo.

  • Saturday, April 1st 2023 - 09:42 UTC

    Uruguay's Capitán Miranda sets sail

    Uruguay's Schoolship ROU 20 Capitán Miranda is back on a training journey. Law 20,120 dated March 24, 2023, authorized the vessel's departure “in order to carry out the 'XXXIII Training Trip'.” The sailing ship will visit 19 cities in America and Europe where the crew will promote the country's tourism.

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2023 - 10:14 UTC

    Missing fishermen found alive, Uruguayan Navy says

    After a large-scale deployment by the Uruguayan Navy and Coast Guard, the survivors were found by the crews of artisanal fishing boats

    Uruguay's Navy confirmed Tuesday that two fishermen who had gone missing had been finally found alive by artisanal fishing boats in the River Plate after the South American country's force staged a mass deployment of manpower and resources.

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