Sunday, May 10, 2020
Courtesy here to Forbes and the tip from Lucius that article by H.I. Sutton
"The Mystery Of The Venezuelan Navy’s Submarines"
The strange case of the missing Venezuelan Navy Type-209 submarines??
"Venezuela currently has two German made Type-209 submarines. Their operational status remains to be ... [??]."
"The Venezuelan Navy, formally the Bolivarian Navy of Venezuela, celebrated 60 years of submarine operations on May 4 . . .While the Navy and government congratulated the submarine arm its long service, the submarines [Type-209] themselves are strangely absent. There are serious doubts as to whether any of Venezuela’s submarines [Type-209] are still operational."
OVERDUE FOR REFIT OR REPLACEMENT. SEEMED TO HAVE DISAPPEARED?
The instantaneous reaction [?] in some quarters will be that these two submarines have been pressed into the service of the narco-traffickers. Used to transport in a clandestine massive quantities of drugs and do so on an international scale.
Submarines of a nature far-beyond the crudely-built semi-submersible only low-profile boats that the narco-traffickers have been known to use?
SO WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE SUBMARINES?
I highly recommend without qualification or reservation the H.I. Sutton Internet web site "Covert Shores". Outstanding!