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Tue May 12, 2020, 01:17 AM

Colombia Argues That Three Armored Boats Found in Orinoco River Were Lost and the Current Send Them

Colombia Argues That Three Armored Boats Found in Orinoco River Were Lost and the Current Send Them to Venezuela – Twitter Uproar
May 11, 2020

An “incident” occurred this past May 9, where three boats belonging to the Colombian Navy, fully armored and equiped for combat, were found abandoned in Venezuela, in an area called Chorro el Mono, Cedeno Municipality, Bolivar state. It caused reactions on twitter after the version offered by the Colombian military argued that they were carried away by the force of the current to Venezuelan territory.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro reported the discovery in the Orinoco River of three Colombian Army speedboats with all their weapons. The boats were detected by the Bolivarian National Guard thanks to 24-hour active patrol work.

The most important Venezuelan hydro-electrical dam (Guri) is located some 700 Km away from the border between Venezuela and Colombia in the Orinoco River near Puerto Ayacucho and online maps do not show where the boats were found, raising alarm among Venezuelans.

Given the facts, the Colombian Navy issued a statement explaining that “three Colombian Navy boats were at a River Control Post moored on the banks of the Meta River, in the Vichada department, on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, and that at the time they were unmanned, they were swept away by the current at dawn today.” And they add that “According to the preliminary account, the incident occurred when the sentry in charge of the safety of the boats realized that, due to the effects of the strong current, the boats were dragged by the river, without having the opportunity to recover them.”


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