Vice Admiral of Chilean Navy discusses "vital" role of OPVs
Ahead of the Offshore Patrol Vessels Latin America conference towards the end of June in Cartagena, Colombia, Defence IQ spoke with Vice Admiral Humberto Ramîrez, Director General of the Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine for the Chilean Navy. The interview is prescient on today of all days as May 21st is Dîa de las Glorias Navales – or Navy Day – in Chile, which commemorates the sacrifice of Commander Arturo Prat Chacôn and his crew at the Battle of Iquique in 1879.
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