Venezuelan Navy patrol ship sank after collision with passenger ship

Venezuelan Navy patrol ship sank after collision with passenger ship

Venezuelan Bolivarian naval forces lost patrol ship GC-23 Naiguata Coast Guard Command. According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the country, the ship sank on March 30, 2020 near the island of Tortuga in the Caribbean due to a collision with the passenger ship Resolute under the Portuguese flag.


The clash reportedly occurred off the northwest coast of Tortuga on the night of March 30 at about 0.45 local time. Venezuelan Navy Coast Guard patrol ship GC-23 Naiguata was rammed by the Resolute cruise ship sailing to Buenos Aires without passengers. Venezuelan patrol ship sank, all 44 members of the ship were rescued.

The passenger ship Resolute did not receive serious injuries; there were no injuries on board, and in the morning of March 31 arrived in Willemstad in Curacao.

According to data provided by the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, the passenger ship Resolute, which is more than 120 meters in length, illegally entered the waters of Venezuela, seven miles from the island of Tortuga. A coast guard ship came out to meet him. Resolute went ramming, as a result of which the Venezuelan ship sank. Venezuelan authorities do not exclude that this ship was transporting mercenaries to attack military bases in Venezuela.

Naiguata was one of three patrol ships of the BVL type (Buque de Vigilancia de Litoral, type Guaicamacuto, project Avante 1400), built for the command of the coast guard of Venezuela by the Spanish shipbuilding association Navantia under a 2005 contract.

It is the third in the series, was laid down on November 28, 2007 at the shipyard in the city of San Fernando (Spain), launched on June 24, 2009, and became part of the Venezuelan Navy on February 1, 2011. Total displacement - 1453 tons, length 79,9 m, width 11,5 m, draft 3,7 m.

The main power plant includes two MTU diesel engines with a total capacity of 15 liters. with. The highest speed of 880 knots, cruising range of 22 miles at an economic speed of 4 knots.

Armament: 76 mm AU Compact, 35 mm AU Millennium and two 12,7 mm machine guns. Aft is equipped with a helipad for the AW-212 or AW-214 helicopter.
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  1. Livonetc April 1 2020 12: 01 New
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    The displacement of the cruise liner Resolute is more than 8 thousand tons.
    1. Insurgent April 1 2020 12: 10 New
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      Quote: Livonetc
      The displacement of the cruise liner Resolute is more than 8 thousand tons.

      Is it you that the patrol ship "applied as it should," without options to stay afloat?
      Yes, with a displacement ratio of 1: 8 ... recourse

      Aft is equipped with a helipad for the AW-212 or AW-214 helicopter.

      Is the helicopter also lost, or was it not at that time on board?
      1. Bashkirkhan April 1 2020 12: 39 New
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        The helicopter is a little thing, there was cocaine on board Maduro, 50 tons. They drove to Tortuga. In Haiti, no other cocaine is recognized.
        1. Sergey Averchenkov April 1 2020 12: 51 New
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          Where such confidence? What are you? Recipient?
          1. Bashkirkhan April 1 2020 12: 52 New
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            To do this, look at the map where Tortuga and where Venezuela. And why did the patrolman walk there? Cocainum definitely carried. The coast guard for 1000 miles from their native coast just does not go.
            1. Sergey Averchenkov April 1 2020 12: 56 New
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              That is, ordinary ships do not go there? So? Then let me ask, what did Resolute do there? So maybe it's just a disassembly of the drug mafia?
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                1. Sergey Averchenkov April 1 2020 13: 03 New
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                  I did not see more than one smile in these messages. That means he is serious. Well, or irony should be denoted somehow more explicitly. Let me tell you ... Navalny will be the president of Russia! Guess I was joking or not.
                  1. Bashkirkhan April 1 2020 18: 10 New
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                    I figured it out, it seems this is not an April Fool’s fake. In the Caribbean, there are at least two islands with the name Tortuga (Spanish tortoise). And one of them is Venezuelan. excuse me repeat
              2. Vasyan1971 April 1 2020 13: 05 New
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                Seriously, jokes without smiles do not understand?
                1. Sergey Averchenkov April 1 2020 13: 11 New
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                  Keep deleting your posts, bye.
                  1. Vasyan1971 April 1 2020 13: 14 New
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                    Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
                    Keep deleting your posts, bye.

                    Ha ha ha! A technical error. He shook his finger. laughing Immediately restored. What's wrong? What are the claims? Did resentment grow from scratch?
                    By the way, now I see that you really don’t understand the jokes ...
                    1. Sergey Averchenkov April 1 2020 13: 17 New
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                      Drink - your hands will stop shaking. No complaints, no offenses - go in peace. No really.
                      1. Vasyan1971 April 1 2020 13: 22 New
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                        Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
                        No complaints, no offenses

                        Then what is it about? What was it
                        Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
                        Keep deleting your posts, bye.
                        ? what
                        Quote: Sergey Averchenkov
                        walk in peace.

                        laughing laughing laughing

                        Well, God be with you! Do not be ill.
              3. Bashkirkhan April 1 2020 13: 37 New
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                Dear Sergey! The Republic of Haiti occupies the western part of the island of Haiti, as well as several adjacent islands, the largest of which are Tortu (north of the island of Haiti). The publication says:
                According to data provided by the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, the passenger ship Resolute, which is more than 120 meters in length, illegally entered the waters of Venezuela, seven miles from the island of Tortuga.
                So the island has long been no longer Tortuga, but Tortu, and the Venezuelan patrolmen have nothing to do there.
            2. major147 April 1 2020 13: 00 New
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              Quote: Bashkirkhan
              Cocainum definitely carried.

              If you follow your argument, then you (cocainum) definitely consume it!
              1. Bashkirkhan April 1 2020 13: 41 New
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                Quote: major147
                then you (cocainum) definitely consume it!

                I just thought that many have a sense of humor and a knowledge of geography.
                1. major147 April 1 2020 13: 47 New
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                  Quote: Bashkirkhan
                  I just thought that many have a sense of humor

                  You "joke" just like Comrade Trump
                  The US authorities accuse Mr. Maduro of "direct involvement in the drug trade" and the desire to "flood the United States with cocaine."

            3. Igor Gul April 1 2020 13: 07 New
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              Have you completely tried to read the news?
            4. Piramidon April 1 2020 13: 44 New
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              Quote: Bashkirkhan
              And why did the patrolman walk there?



              The Resolute passenger ship, which is more than 120 meters long, illegally entered the waters of Venezuela, seven miles from the island of Tortuga. A coast guard ship came out to meet him.
      2. Dreamboat April 1 2020 15: 17 New
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        I think this is not without reason. Why is this 8 thousandth empty on other people's waters rummaging around and ramming ?!
        Prepare a provocation! It is a pity the sailors set up the board, but did not work out firing from 76 missiles. To stop the intruder.
  2. Lipchanin April 1 2020 12: 06 New
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    Yeah what is it request
    Yesterday the Chinese trawler with the Norwegian warship was not divided the sea, today these ... laughing
    Space in the sea has become scarce?
    1. knn54 April 1 2020 12: 14 New
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      "Portuguese" was in the territorial waters of Venezuela and CONSCIOUSLY went to ram.
      You can’t just leave it that way. Don't be vindictive. It is enough to be evil and with a GOOD memory.
      1. Lipchanin April 1 2020 12: 19 New
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        Quote: knn54
        "Portuguese" was in the territorial waters of Venezuela and CONSCIOUSLY went to ram.

        Well, actually, I jokingly asked a question, I forgot to put a smiley request
        Just the second day in a row clash
      2. Marconi41 April 1 2020 12: 43 New
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        Quote: knn54
        The Portuguese "was in the territorial waters of Venezuela and CONSCIOUSLY went to ram.

        Is it on a passenger ship then on a ram ?! Come on you!
        Maybe then TARTUGA worked ?! At one time, a haven of pirates! laughing
      3. Normal ok April 1 2020 12: 43 New
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        Quote: knn54
        The "Portuguese" was in the territorial waters of Venezuela and CONSCIOUSLY went to the taranta
        .

        This is what the authorities of Venezuela have said (and what else remains for them to say). What was really covered in darkness.
    2. VohaAhov April 1 2020 12: 22 New
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      Most likely with a Japanese destroyer.
      1. Lipchanin April 1 2020 12: 32 New
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        Quote: VohaAhov
        Most likely with a Japanese destroyer.

        Well, yes.
        Again, all beguiled)))
        "The destroyer of the Japanese Navy collided with a Chinese fishing vessel and got a hole"
  3. Victorio April 1 2020 12: 12 New
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    how are they so substituted?
  4. rotmistr60 April 1 2020 12: 15 New
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    Resolute, which is more than 120 meters long, illegally entered the waters of Venezuela ... Resolute went to ram
    If this is true, then this is an international scandal. Will claim Portugal (under its flag) or what?
  5. Dart2027 April 1 2020 12: 15 New
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    The next time you need to immediately open fire to defeat.
    1. donavi49 April 1 2020 12: 21 New
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      Attack a ship of a NATO country. This is precisely what Venezuela does not have to immediately connect humanitarian bombing. Moreover - now Maduro will definitely not help anyone. Oil is not worth anything. China is busy with its own affairs. Russia flirts with the US and the EU on the subject of lift sanctions.
      1. Dart2027 April 1 2020 13: 20 New
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        Quote: donavi49
        China is busy with its own affairs. Russia flirts with the US and the EU on the subject of lift sanctions.

        What they are really busy with, none of us knows.
      2. Paranoid50 April 1 2020 13: 36 New
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        Quote: donavi49
        Russia flirts with the US and the EU

        To whom, and here - again Wishlist cram their own. The trouble is the trouble ... laughing
  6. Artemiy_2 April 1 2020 12: 20 New
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    Happy April XNUMXst !!
    1. Lipchanin April 1 2020 12: 36 New
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      Quote: Artemiy_2
      Happy April XNUMXst !!

      Well, why call names? recourse wink
  7. Paul Siebert April 1 2020 12: 45 New
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    The clash was reportedly off the northwest coast of Tortuga

    Truly I tell you, the NATO-Portuguese pirates from Tortuga are to blame for everything! wassat
  8. BREAKTHROUGH READY April 1 2020 12: 46 New
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    Ram is a weapon of heroes.
  9. askort154 April 1 2020 12: 48 New
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    I recalled such a case. We are a crew in Istanbul, we hired a pleasure boat that took us to the sea, we rested and swam. Coming back
    from the Bosphorus went a huge "bunker" to us at 90 degrees. We noticed visually that judging by its speed and ours, in ten minutes we will be at one point. We told our "captain-helmsman" about this. is he
    grinned and continued his course. We tensed up. A few minutes later, we again turned his attention. The reaction is the same. And only when the tanker rang out
    “tough, warning siren signals,” our captain slowed down and turned to the left. Through the moments, this "colossus" (empty), passed 50-70 meters from us. Several people from the crew stood on board, and threatened us with their fists, even their mat seemed to be heard. The “casing” was ours.
  10. Sniper April 1 2020 13: 03 New
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    It would be necessary on busy routes in the ocean. Install DPS posts ... preferably ours. )
  11. svp67 April 1 2020 13: 04 New
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    Armament: 76 mm AU Compact, 35 mm AU Millennium and two 12,7 mm machine guns. Aft is equipped with a helipad for the AW-212 or AW-214 helicopter.
    "Trumps" is more than enough, but the commander of the patrol ship did not want to use them ...
  12. Avior April 1 2020 13: 10 New
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    Well, we waited on April 1 smile
    An excellent article was selected, the editorial staff of VO pleased!
    Only Tortug needs to be returned to Haiti, to which she belongs. smile
    1. Artemiy_2 April 1 2020 15: 38 New
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      unfortunately IN the public did not understand that this is an April Fool’s joke)
    2. Artemiy_2 April 1 2020 15: 38 New
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      In serious cabbage, everyone is discussing this.
      1. Mavrikiy April 1 2020 18: 01 New
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        Sounds like humor like that. Tortuga is not Venezuela. It’s good that 1,5 tons of Maduro remained afloat.
  13. Cowbra April 1 2020 13: 21 New
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    Pirates from Tortuga all drown frigates
  14. Red Dragon April 1 2020 13: 29 New
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    Something vague doubts torment me. What are the territorial waters of Venezuela 7 miles from the island of Tortuga? Or did I miss something and Tortuga already belongs to Venezuela? belay laughing
  15. Nemchinov Vl April 1 2020 14: 15 New
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    And who saved the coast guard sailors ?! The Portuguese went on a ram ?! Or they left after the collision, and who saved the Venezuelans ?! And why -
    Venezuelan authorities do not exclude that this ship was transporting mercenaries to attack military bases in Venezuela.
    ?!
  16. Ros 56 April 1 2020 14: 32 New
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    But the captain of the patrol ship was a fool or something, why did he substitute himself and did not use weapons, was he in his waters? A strange incident.
    1. Artemiy_2 April 1 2020 15: 38 New
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      April first
      1. Ros 56 April 1 2020 17: 46 New
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        But somehow it doesn’t make fun like in the days of my youth.
      2. Sergey S. April 1 2020 22: 19 New
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        April first

        It seems like a serious matter.
        The incident on the island of Aruba. Off the coast of mainland Venezuela ...

        news address:
        https://twitter.com/Simon85205764/status/1245083568013008896/photo/1
        1. Avior April 1 2020 23: 58 New
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          Aruba is part of the Netherlands
          among the reviews seen?

          Hannes wähler
          @HannesWahler
          In reply
          @ Simon85205764

          @RonaldJHElzenga
          и
          @ConflictsW
          This fake must be stopped!

          the message was cut, there Tortuga
          https://venezuela.liveuamap.com/en/2020/31-march-the-venezuelan-navy-opv-vessel-the-gc23-naiguata
  17. Sergey S. April 1 2020 17: 13 New
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    I guess that to the place:
    In Africa, a tribe of natives speaking the Russian language of the XNUMXth century was discovered.
    A source:
    https://radarmedia.net/v-afrike-obnaruzhili-plemya-tuzemtsev-govoryashhih-na-russkom-yazyke-xix-veka/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=lentainform&utm_campaign=radarmedia.net&utm_term=1257940&utm_content=8411902
    Read today.
  18. Mavrikiy April 1 2020 17: 44 New
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    Naiguata was one of three patrol ships of the BVL type. Total displacement - 1453 tons,
    The loss is serious, at least for someone. But I think the Commander of the PC, something did not maneuver. Probably rushed across. And Resolute, as always, bastards.
  19. Oleg Olkha April 2 2020 17: 26 New
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    Shipowner version: “Since March 29, a Resolute flying the flag of Portugal has been drifting off the Venezuelan coast in international waters. The captain of the ship decided to make a stop on the way to Curacao for scheduled maintenance of the engine. Shortly after midnight, the ship Naiguata approached the ship, announced that the ship was illegally located in territorial the waters of Venezuela and ordered to go to the port of Puerto Moreno. "While the captain of the liner was in contact with the head office in Germany, the Venezuelan ship fired several shots, and then approached the right side of the RCGS Resolute and rammed it,” it says in a statement to the Columbia Cruise Services shipowner. - Naiguata continued to hit aboard the liner in a clear attempt to turn it towards the territorial waters of Venezuela "
    After several hits on the liner, the Venezuelan Navy ship began to draw water and eventually sank. The RCGS Resolute remained in place until it was convinced that its services were not required to rescue 44 Naiguata crew members, and then continued on its way to Curacao, the shipowner said. "The ice class ship was operated by the Finns, unlike the patrol worked by the Spanish Navantia. (How and the sunken "Norwegian", although it should not have ...)
  20. lvov_aleksey April 2 2020 18: 33 New
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    why not shoot, and if the terrorists?
  21. lvov_aleksey April 2 2020 18: 35 New
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    Quote: Oleg Olkha
    Shipowner version: “Since March 29, a Resolute flying the flag of Portugal has been drifting off the Venezuelan coast in international waters. The captain of the ship decided to make a stop on the way to Curacao for scheduled maintenance of the engine. Shortly after midnight, the ship Naiguata approached the ship, announced that the ship was illegally located in territorial the waters of Venezuela and ordered to go to the port of Puerto Moreno. "While the captain of the liner was in contact with the head office in Germany, the Venezuelan ship fired several shots, and then approached the right side of the RCGS Resolute and rammed it,” it says in a statement to the Columbia Cruise Services shipowner. - Naiguata continued to hit aboard the liner in a clear attempt to turn it towards the territorial waters of Venezuela "
    After several hits on the liner, the Venezuelan Navy ship began to draw water and eventually sank. The RCGS Resolute remained in place until it was convinced that its services were not required to rescue 44 Naiguata crew members, and then continued on its way to Curacao, the shipowner said. "The ice class ship was operated by the Finns, unlike the patrol worked by the Spanish Navantia. (How and the sunken "Norwegian", although it should not have ...)

    a normal captain will not bite an elephant pug