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Insight: Colombian Navy strengthens diving capabilities

12th April 2018 - 13:15 GMT | by Erwan de Cherisey in Bogota


The Colombian Navy (ARC) is currently immersed in a reorganisation and modernisation effort aimed at improving the capabilities of its diving component which aims to make it more efficient and able to respond to the evolving needs of the force.

At present, the ARC relies on the Cartagena Naval Base, ARC Bolivar Diving and Rescue Department (DEBUSA), as its main diving unit, Capt Elkin Pacheco, deputy director of the DEBUSA, explained to Shephard.

As a result of the expansion of its diving component in recent years, the ARC’s command came to the conclusion that a new centralised organisation was

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Erwan de Cherisey


Erwan de Cherisey

Erwan de Cherisey is a writer on international affairs and defence.

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