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Sea Platforms

Peruvian Navy commissions new social action platform

17 October 2017

The Peruvian Navy commissioned Lake Titicaca I , an Itinerant Social Action Platform (Plataforma Itinerante de Acción Social: PIAS) on 16 October to assist communities in the Puno region that borders Lake Titicaca.

The vessel is equipped to provide health, government, and banking services to the population. It is 44 m long and has a top speed of 11 kt. The PIAS are built by the country’s state-run Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) shipyard. So far five PIAS have been constructed: one for Lake Titicaca and the others – Río Napo, Río Morona, Río Putumayo I , and Río Putumayo II – operate across Peru’s river network in the Amazon.

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