The Maritime Fair of Punta Arenas was inaugurated as part of the commemorative celebrations for the Battle of Iquique, celebrations that took place during April 29 and May 3. The exhibition was located at the Passenger Terminal of the Empresa Portuaria Austral.

During the exhibition, several representatives from different local companies were brought together, and besides the Navy, the SHOA also participated in this activity and presented to the community the work performed by the Service, its scope of work and importance for the development of activities along the country.

All the visitors took great advantage of the opportunity and asked all sorts of questions related to the duties of the SHOA, and also used some didactic material and saw representative pictures of the work carried out during the hydrographic commissions.