Colombian Navy News

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Okeanus Delivers Magnetometer Winch Systems

Marine equipment and engineering services provider Okeanus Science & Technology (Okeanus) delivered of two Okeanus Model DT3030EHLWR winch systems to the Colombian Navy for magnetometer deployments.The Model DT3030EHLWR winch is a general purpose, highly transportable winch designed for a wide variety of oceanographic applications such as sub-bottom profiling, side scan sonar, CTD or other similar operations. Each of the two fully integrated systems features a gearbox-hydraulic motor drive, primary automatic fail safe brake, secondary manual band brake, automatic bi-directional level wind

Juan Manuel Santos (Photo: Juan David Tena - SIG)

Colombia Moves to Salvage Treasure from Spanish Shipwreck

be properly preserved, Santos said.   The San Jose was part of the fleet of King Philip V, who fought the English during the War of Spanish Succession. Some 600 people died in the shipwreck when an English fleet engaged the galleon in a gun fight.   A team of international experts, the Colombian navy and the country's archaeology institute discovered the wreck in 2015.   The San Jose was the subject of a legal dispute between Colombia and Sea Search Armada, a U.S.-based salvage company, which said in 1981 it had located the area where the ship sank.   The company and the government

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OPTECH South 2017: Littoral Challenges in Colombia

,” said retired Capt. Wayne Hughes, dean emeritus at NPS and a founder of the LOC.  “If we can advance the state of the art, the results will be effective in other regions of the world as well.”   Keynote speakers included Vice Adm. Leonardo Santamaria Gaitan, Commander, Colombian Navy; Rear Adm. Brian Hendrickson, Director, Theatre Engagement (J7), U.S. Southern Command; Vice Adm. Ernesto Duran Gonzalez, Chief of Naval Operations, Colombian Navy’s Strategic Direction; VADM Jorge Enrique Carreῆo Moreno PhD, President, COTECMAR, a public-private partnership that designs

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