The Secretary of the Navy of Mexico (Semar) reported that it “successfully concluded its participation as co-host of the Tradewinds 2022 Multinational Exercise, which included activities by sea, air and land, in the vicinity of Quintana Roo and Belize.”
These training exercises “provide knowledge to naval personnel, through the exchange of information, strategies and techniques between the participating national and foreign institutions, which the Naval Marines put into practice in each entrusted mission.”
More than 400 Mexican Marines participated in these activities, deployed in Quintana Roo and Belize; as well as more than 300 foreign elements from the Armed Forces of Belize, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the United States, France, Guyana, the Netherlands, Jamaica, the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic and Suriname.”
Surface units participated in the execution of the maritime component in the vicinity of Cozumel and Playa del Carmen: HMC Harry DeWolf from Canada; USCGC Isaac Mayo of the United States; HNLMS Pelikaan of the Netherlands; and HMS Medway from the UK.
Likewise, on behalf of Mexico, the oceanic and coastal patrols ARM Veracruz, ARM Guanajuato and ARM Uxmal; in addition to various interceptor patrols, a embarked Panther helicopter and a Persuader maritime surveillance patrol aircraft; also highlighting the participation of the Urban Search and Rescue team.
In the case of the execution of the exercises of the riverside and psychological operations component in the vicinity of the Hondo River and Bacalar Lagoon, Black Hawk helicopters from Estafos Unidos participated. and Mexico, as well as a Texan aircraft, interceptor patrols and a Defender vessel of the Mexican Navy, and various smaller national and foreign riverside vessels, Semar said.