INTERPORTEX-S/2022 took place from October 17 to 20 in the State of Rio Grande do Sul
By Agência Marinha de Noticias
Rio Grande, RS – The Naval Defense Port Exercise (INTERPORTEX-S/2022) ended today (20), in the cities of Tramandaí, Imbé and Osório, in the Northern Coast of Rio Grande do Sul (RS). The operation, coordinated by the 5th Naval District Command (Com5ºDN), counted on the mobilization of 145 military personnel, 14 vehicles, nine boats, one Patrol Vessel, one UH-12 (Esquilo) Aircraft, and two drones.
The purpose of the exercise, which began on October 17, is to train the Military Organizations and the means subordinate to the 5th DN in the procedures for the occupation of sensitive points in port facilities, terminals, and places of interest. Participating in INTERPORTEX-S/2022 were the Port Authority of Rio Grande do Sul, the 1st General Helicopter Squadron South (EsqdHU-51), the Rio Grande Marine Group (GptFNRG), the Patrol Ship (NPa) “Benevente” and the Port Authority Agency in Tramandaí (AgTramandai).
The launching of exercise underwater mines by the “Benevente” aiming to establish a line of maritime defense in the vicinity of the monohulls marked the beginning of the operation. Next, the occupation of the facilities of the Maritime Support Base (Trapiche) of the Almirante Soares Dutra Maritime Terminal (TEDUT), in Osório (RS), as well as the valves located at the Tramandaí Lighthouse, with attention to the system associated with the monohuoys, located in the maritime area of that municipality, was carried out. On the occasion, reconnaissance flights were also performed by the aircraft of the EsqdHU-51.
The Marine troops from GptFNRG carried out activities to protect the areas of interest with the effective occupation of the sensitive points listed. The military of the AgTramandai patrolled the interior waters of the region and the NPa “Benevente” remained with the Naval Patrol in the open sea, in the area of the monohuoys. During the entire exercise period, the military were tested in simulations with infiltration attempts and invasion of vulnerable locations, requiring the use of preventive and repressive measures against agents disturbing public order.
“The intention was to maintain the normality of port operations and the operability of the terminal, even under possible threats, ensuring the asset security of the facilities and personnel, thus contributing to national security,” highlighted the Operation Commander, Corvette Captain Samuel Carone Reis Pinto.
Navy News Agency *** Translated by the DEFCONPress FYI Team ***