Executives from the National Petroleum Company of Chile (ENAP), headed by Mr. Mauricio Hernandez, manager at ENAP, visited the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (SHOA), on January 17. The visit started with a presentation by the Head of the Oceanography Department, Commander Mr. Carlos Zuñiga, who talked about the most important aspects of the duties of SHOA, and about the main tasks performed by the different departments in the Service.

After the presentation, the delegation visited the Operations Room of the SNAM, where they could learn about the capabilities, technical and professional, of the department to face tsunamigenic events in the coasts of Chile or within the Pacific Basin.

The team at the SNAM explained the existing protocols involved in the management of an emergency, as well as the operation of the applications used to assess seismic events used to determine the levels of a Tsunami threat in an specific area of the country.

At the end of the tour, Mauricio Hernandez expressed that after this visit he has a more accurate notion of the work done by the SHOA thanks to the information shared by the Service during his visit.

Mauricio Navea, Logistics Manager at ENAP, expressed being impressed by the capabilities of the Service. He mentioned he feels safer knowing that there are professionals that are working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, willing to work to safeguard the population of Chile, and Government entities such as ENAP.