Peruvian Naval Cadets to Train at Sea on Sail Training Ship “La Unión”

Peruvian Naval Cadets to Train at Sea on Sail Training Ship “La Unión”

By Dialogo
December 24, 2014




Peruvian President Ollanta Hulama presided Monday over the christening of “La Unión”, the largest sail training ship of its kind in Latin America.

Defense Ministers from Peru, Ecuador and Chile participated in the launching ceremony, joined by officials from eight other American countries at the shipyard of the Naval Industrial Services department. Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano and Admiral Carlos Tejeda, General Commander of the Navy, also attended.

Cadets with the Peruvian Navy are scheduled to perform training missions at sea aboard La Unión beginning in October 2015, under the leadership of Commander Polar Giancarlo, according to El Comercio.
On its first training mission, the ship will sail around the world for six months, according to the Naval Channel of Peru; it will have a crew of 244 personnel, including 120 Navy Cadets. La Unión will dock at every port from Canada to Argentina’s Patagonia to show appreciation for the countries that have helped train Peruvian Navy Sailors, according to El Comercio.


Training at sea


A training mission on open seas will allow Cadets to learn how to work as a team, while strengthening their skills.

“Sailing is an option to train Cadets,” said retired Rear Admiral Juan Rodríguez Kelley, currently president of the Center for Strategic Defense and Security Studies (CEEDS) in Peru. “While sailing, they acquire all maritime capabilities that a naval officer applies in his career since work is done as a team.”

The training at sea builds upon previous training that Cadets have performed in recent months. For example, Peruvian Navy Cadets engaged in training activities aboard ships which participated in the “Velas Latinoamérica 2014” exercise held April 26-27 in Peru.

To prepare for the mission aboard the Union, naval Cadets have performed theoretical and practical training exercises at Yacht Club facilities; practiced firefighting at the Naval Technological Institute of Higher Education (CITEN); as well as drills involving swimming, first aid, tying knots, surviving at sea, and others, according to the magazine El Monitor
.

Sacrifice and discipline


The Union sail training ship will also provide Cadets opportunities to hone their maritime skills under realistic conditions on the water.

“A good Naval Officer must have excellent naval, physical and academic training, vocation for life at sea, and a fair share of sacrifice and discipline while being ready to serve with patriotism, responsibility, and capacity in the position assigned by the institution,” Rodríguez Kelley said. “Peru’s Naval School trains Cadets with comprehensive professional capacity based on cutting-edge educational models, making them ideal professionals and policymakers committed to the fate of the homeland within a framework of security and development.”

A sail training ship allows the Navy to meet the objectives set out in Peru’s Constitution, National Agreement, and White Paper on Defense, the naval channel Tv Perú
reported. However, using vessels for at-sea training missions is nothing new for the Peruvian Navy. They have done so for several years, such as in the case of the missile frigate BAP Villavisencio, which led the Pacific phase of Multinational Exercise Unitas 55 in September 2014.

The Union was built in the Industrial Marine Services (SIMA) shipyard with Spanish support and help from about 1,200 people. It’s is a four-mast ship measuring 113 meters in length by 13 meters wide – a type of ship that typically has a life span of 100 years. The ship’s storage and occupancy capacity will allow naval authorities to use it not just for training, but as a logistical support vessel which can provide medical care and humanitarian assistance to the civilian population during natural disasters.

“The challenge for the Union is to complete a test period at sea to ensure its equipment and everything is ready for the first voyage abroad with senior Cadets aboard,” Rodríguez Kelley said.

The maritime training that Cadets will perform on the Union will help prepare them to fight organized crime groups in the coca-growing valleys of the Amazon, particularly in the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM) region. Some coca farmers grow the crop legally, while others cultivate it for the production of cocaine.

“The support provided by military institutions throughout the country is invaluable; they work with determination to pacify the valleys of the VRAEM,” according to Rodríguez Kelley. “Nor can we fail to mention the Navy’s moving river platforms in civic actions such as those carried out in Putumayo in coordination with Colombian civil and military authorities.”



Peruvian President Ollanta Hulama presided Monday over the christening of “La Unión”, the largest sail training ship of its kind in Latin America.

Defense Ministers from Peru, Ecuador and Chile participated in the launching ceremony, joined by officials from eight other American countries at the shipyard of the Naval Industrial Services department. Peruvian Minister of Defense Pedro Cateriano and Admiral Carlos Tejeda, General Commander of the Navy, also attended.

Cadets with the Peruvian Navy are scheduled to perform training missions at sea aboard La Unión beginning in October 2015, under the leadership of Commander Polar Giancarlo, according to El Comercio.
On its first training mission, the ship will sail around the world for six months, according to the Naval Channel of Peru; it will have a crew of 244 personnel, including 120 Navy Cadets. La Unión will dock at every port from Canada to Argentina’s Patagonia to show appreciation for the countries that have helped train Peruvian Navy Sailors, according to El Comercio.


Training at sea


A training mission on open seas will allow Cadets to learn how to work as a team, while strengthening their skills.

“Sailing is an option to train Cadets,” said retired Rear Admiral Juan Rodríguez Kelley, currently president of the Center for Strategic Defense and Security Studies (CEEDS) in Peru. “While sailing, they acquire all maritime capabilities that a naval officer applies in his career since work is done as a team.”

The training at sea builds upon previous training that Cadets have performed in recent months. For example, Peruvian Navy Cadets engaged in training activities aboard ships which participated in the “Velas Latinoamérica 2014” exercise held April 26-27 in Peru.

To prepare for the mission aboard the Union, naval Cadets have performed theoretical and practical training exercises at Yacht Club facilities; practiced firefighting at the Naval Technological Institute of Higher Education (CITEN); as well as drills involving swimming, first aid, tying knots, surviving at sea, and others, according to the magazine El Monitor
.

Sacrifice and discipline


The Union sail training ship will also provide Cadets opportunities to hone their maritime skills under realistic conditions on the water.

“A good Naval Officer must have excellent naval, physical and academic training, vocation for life at sea, and a fair share of sacrifice and discipline while being ready to serve with patriotism, responsibility, and capacity in the position assigned by the institution,” Rodríguez Kelley said. “Peru’s Naval School trains Cadets with comprehensive professional capacity based on cutting-edge educational models, making them ideal professionals and policymakers committed to the fate of the homeland within a framework of security and development.”

A sail training ship allows the Navy to meet the objectives set out in Peru’s Constitution, National Agreement, and White Paper on Defense, the naval channel Tv Perú
reported. However, using vessels for at-sea training missions is nothing new for the Peruvian Navy. They have done so for several years, such as in the case of the missile frigate BAP Villavisencio, which led the Pacific phase of Multinational Exercise Unitas 55 in September 2014.

The Union was built in the Industrial Marine Services (SIMA) shipyard with Spanish support and help from about 1,200 people. It’s is a four-mast ship measuring 113 meters in length by 13 meters wide – a type of ship that typically has a life span of 100 years. The ship’s storage and occupancy capacity will allow naval authorities to use it not just for training, but as a logistical support vessel which can provide medical care and humanitarian assistance to the civilian population during natural disasters.

“The challenge for the Union is to complete a test period at sea to ensure its equipment and everything is ready for the first voyage abroad with senior Cadets aboard,” Rodríguez Kelley said.

The maritime training that Cadets will perform on the Union will help prepare them to fight organized crime groups in the coca-growing valleys of the Amazon, particularly in the Apurimac, Ene, and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM) region. Some coca farmers grow the crop legally, while others cultivate it for the production of cocaine.

“The support provided by military institutions throughout the country is invaluable; they work with determination to pacify the valleys of the VRAEM,” according to Rodríguez Kelley. “Nor can we fail to mention the Navy’s moving river platforms in civic actions such as those carried out in Putumayo in coordination with Colombian civil and military authorities.”
It is not precise that a ship of this class is the largest in the Americas since La Esmeralda in the Chilean Navy is 25 centimeters longer that the Unión All those resources they waste on a war! Why not invest them in social development programs? To create improve the standard of living..!!! All the expenditures in wars are made because there is no investment in sustainable development. All over Peru there are areas where there are no trees and fields and no Agricultural Engineers go to the high altitude Andean communities all they do is warm the seats in their offices with good salaries and bonuses It is good to learn, to train, my view is that all these costs should be covered, always the combat military forces sometimes have logistical resources left over, which can sometimes be given other uses. Another important point is the consequences of the wars and the tremendous damage to the environment, why not propose a system to protect the environment, to reforest all areas of barren and destroyed fields, cities with Peruvian military members and students can do this as part of their training, it is the best way to fight the consequences of biological, chemical and other types of warfare that affect human beings and therefore our planet.

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Which has unleashed the power of the darkness, and moved the kingdom of his beloved son colossians 1:13 I live each day with you (2)
If you know him as your Savior, from the morning, I spoke to Jesus, TO PRAY also means to give thanks for his presence, for his peace which renews my heart each day, it is to say to him with delight "Your love for me is so large that you can be trusted. Proof of this is that you have accepted me as one of yours forever. Thank you very much Lord Jesus! Full of this security, you can tell him everything that worries you. Jesus forgave you totally; he even erased the sins you didn't even know you committed. However, some of our sins leave a profound mark on us and make us slaves of bad habits. God exists The Peruvian government's investment in defense and security is good policy because national development depends on it Security of the territory, the sea and the air is important to a Peruvian soldier because all Peruvians' feeling of safety depends on him, as in peace and in war. Train to make war...? Wouldn't it be better to teach them to avoid wars? "if you want peace, prepare for war." The Peruvian Navy Shipyard SIMA is a shipbuilding industrial asset for Peru, demostrated by the high profesional engineering, planing and industrial capabilities, in building the BAP Union (BEV-161) and the ongoing construction of an amphibious landing ship along with other several patrol boats. Making SIMA the best technological shipyard in Latin America. Felicitaciones a la Marina de el Peru
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