Ecuador: floating naval base explodes, one sailor dead, several injured, missing

Posted on April 3, 2013 • Filed under: Border Issues, Ecuador, Police/Military Activity reported a sailor dead, three wounded and three civilians left missing an explosion yesterday afternoon in Mobile Guard Station Rio Cuyabeno, located about 800 meters offshore, opposite the parish Palma Real, San Lorenzo canton (Esmeraldas), in the border with Colombia, the Navy reported.
Carlos Vallejo, chief of the National Directorate of Aquatic Spaces (DIRNEA), said last night that the floating naval base sank at 13:45 with four smaller vessels that were acoderadas. Read Article

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