The Brazilian Navy Task Force which arrived here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the first time, docking at the port of Kingstown on Saturday morning, May 5, will return the morning of May 9.

Each year, the Brazilian Navy conducts Operation CARIBEX, sending a task force to navigate Caribbean waters and visit ports of friendly nations in the region.

The objective of the mission is to carry out military drills at sea, in order to increase training and operational readiness among the ships involved, as well as to contribute to closer ties of friendship with the countries visited.

The Task Force is composed of the Patrol Ships Macau (Flagship), Bocaina and Grauna, from the Northeast Patrol Flotilla, with a total of 110 officers and sailors.

The ships will continue its opening hours today from 2pm until 5pm for the public to visit.

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