The Colombian Navy (Armada de la República de Colombia: ARC) intends to buy an oceanographic vessel with polar capabilities, Admiral Ernesto Duran, the ARC commander, announced on 5 February.
A 24 January Ministry of Defence statement revealed plans to construct Colombia’s first scientific base in Antarctica, to be named Almirante Padilla. “As Colombia has decided to have an Antarctic base … it’s time to renew our oceanographic fleet,” Adm Duran said.
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