Interview with Brazilian Rear Adm. Lima Filho, Head of Maritime Operations, PANAMAX 2012
By Geraldine Cook August 15, 2012
Brazilian Rear Admiral Wilson Pereira de Lima Filho is a man used to commanding vessels during simulated war exercises. During April 2012, onboard the flagship of Operation ADEREX-I, in the maritime area between Rio de Janeiro and Santos, he was responsible for coordinated antisubmarine actions and the transfer of oil at sea. Now, he is in charge of the naval component of PANAMAX 2012, a military exercise focused on protecting and guaranteeing the safe passage of commercial traffic through the Panama Canal, maintaining its neutrality and respecting Panama’s sovereignty.