Ecuador: increase in pirate activity prompts Navy into increased patrols

Posted on August 29, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador reported the Navy decided to deploy to Esmeraldas Ecuador part of his squadron of corvettes and missile boats at the unstoppable wave of thefts of motor boats and fishermen from pirates. Yesterday afternoon, they arrived at one of the docks of Puerto Emeralds International Commercial corvettes ‘Galapagos’, ‘Emerald’, ‘Gold’ and Missile Frigate ‘Quito’. The corvettes will operate with 60 men aboard each pair and two helicopters, capable of responding immediately to robberies at sea, drug smuggling, human trafficking and fuel. Read Article

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