La Jornada – Semar concludes the 2022 multinational trade winds exercise

The Mexican Navy (Semar) reported that it had “successfully concluded its participation as co-host in the multinational exercise Tradewinds 2022, which included activities by sea, air and land, near Quintana Roo and Belize.”

These exercises “provide knowledge for naval personnel, through the exchange of information, strategies, and techniques among participating national and foreign institutions, which the Marine Corps has put into practice in every tasked mission.”

More than 400 Mexican Marines participated in these activities, deployed in Quintana Roo and Belize; In addition to more than 300 foreign personnel from the armed forces of Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the United States, France, Guyana, the Netherlands, Jamaica, the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic and Suriname.”

Surface units were involved in implementing the offshore component near Cozumel and Playa del Carmen: HMC Harry DeWolf of Canada; USCGC Isaac May of the United States; HNLMS Pelikan from Holland; and HMS Medway from the United Kingdom.

Similarly, on behalf of Mexico, ARM Veracruz, ARM Guanajuato and ARM Uxmal patrol the oceans and coasts; In addition to the various interception patrols, a Panther helicopter and a Persuader naval observation patrol aircraft began; It also highlights the involvement of the urban search and rescue team.

In the event that the exercises of the psychological operations component were carried out on the banks of the river near the Hondo River and Lake Bacalar, Black Hawk helicopters from Estafos Unidos participated. Mexico, in addition to aircraft from Texas, interceptors and a Mexican Navy ship Defender, and various small national and foreign ships on the riverbanks, Semar said.

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