Ensenada.- The Mexican Navy, with the aim of increasing the level of training and interoperability of naval personnel, carried out coincident maritime operations yesterday, with the participation of ships belonging to the US Coast Guard (USCG) and the Royal Navy. (RCN), as well as a ship and a helicopter from this Institution, during the exercise called PASSEX 2022, which took place in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Ensenada, Baja California.
Participating vessels include the USCGC “Robert Ward” of the US Coast Guard, the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS “Yellow Knife” and “Saskatoon”, and the ARM Ocean Patrol Vessel “Hidalgo” (PO-166). , along with a Panther Helicopter, by the Mexican Navy.
This exercise consists of formations and maritime maneuvers between the ships of the aforementioned Navies, testing the capabilities of naval communications, as well as the use of available means and the level of training of their crews, thus giving themselves the opportunity to coordinate joint tasks on the high seas, which can be applied in various scenarios or the safeguarding of human life at sea, as well as for the maintenance of the rule of law at sea, implying at all times the observance of the National and International Regulatory Framework and the Respect for human rights.
By participating in these types of exercises, the Secretary of the Navy-Navy of Mexico strengthens its operational capabilities through exchanges with other nations, actions that are vital in the exercise of the functions of this Institution and with which it endorses its commitment to citizenship to ensure maritime safety and safeguard human life at sea.