Security Measures During Whale-Watching Season in the Pacific
By Dialogo July 26, 2011
Units from the Tumaco Coast Guard Station, the Tumaco Port Captaincy, and the Yubarta Foundation are conducting a safety and security campaign and monitoring vessels to ensure responsible whale-watching of the Yubarta species of humpback whales, which visits Colombian Pacific waters at this time of year.
The objective of the National Navy and Yubarta Foundation units is to reinforce safety and security at sea and implement measures that can be put into place by tour guides and motorboat crews for the purpose of preventing emergencies that might put human lives at risk during whale-watching excursions.
The natural spectacle provided by this species, which crosses the Pacific Ocean during the year in search of warm waters for its mating rituals, entertains hundreds of visitors who travel to the Pacific beaches between July and September to see the whales.
The Pacific Naval Force is participating in this natural event by implementing constant security measures carried out by its men and women on board ship, promoting the safety and security conditions that can make it possible to enjoy the season in complete calm, at the same time that it invites the sailing community to take the necessary safety and security measures when sailing – for a better Pacific for all.