The Senate approved with 74 votes in favour and seven against an opinion authorizing the departure of elements of the Navy of Mexico outside the country’s borders to conduct internships with other navies of various nations and to strengthen professional and operational relations. The legislators stated in the opinion that the elements that will participate in the internship trips abroad in 2018 will have an outstanding participation.
The advisory commissions indicated that the training trips that the Navy will carry out will strengthen the professional and operational relations with other navies of the world, will strengthen the bonds of friendship and good understanding. This will allow acquiring onboard experience to serve as future naval professionals in the different surface units and to improve comprehensive training at the national and international level.
In addition, the knowledge acquired in the areas of navigation, auxiliary naval machinery, thermal machines, technological advances are recognized in matters of propulsion systems and the use of new energy sources, as well as operating procedures, among others.
This authorizes the departure of ARM ships “Huasteco” (AMP 01), from June 12 to July 5, 2018, to navigate and go to the ports of Veracruz, Veracruz; Havana Cuba; San Juan Puerto Rico; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; and Veracruz, Veracruz. Also the ARM “Hidalgo” (PO 166), from June 12 to July 5, 2018, to navigate and go to the ports of Manzanillo, Colima; Ensenada, Baja California; Long Beach, California, United States of America; San Francisco, California, United States of America; and Manzanillo, Colima. Also, the ARM “Sonora” (PO 152), from June 12 to July 5, 2018, to navigate and go to the ports of Manzanillo, Colima; San Diego, California, United States of America; and Manzanillo, Colima.
Finally the ARM “Montes Azules” (BAL 01), from June 24 to July 21, 2018, to navigate and go to the ports of Acapulco, Guerrero; Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco; Ensenada, Baja California; San Diego, California, United States of America; Ensenada, Baja California; and Acapulco, Guerrero.