General Director of the Hydrographic Institute of the Portuguese Navy, Vice Admiral Agostinho Ramos da Silva, Technical Director,Commander Fernando Artilhero, and Chief of the Hydrographic Division, Commander Leonel Manteigas, visited the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA) between December, 4 and December 8 2012 within the agreements of the general staff of the Chilean And Portuguese Navies., who were received by Captain Patricio Carrasco Hellwig.

The activity considered the protocol greetings to the Chief of General Staff of the Navy, Vice Admiral Francisco Guzman and General Director of Maritime Territory and Merchant Marine Vice Admiral, Enrique Larrañaga and a visit to the EXPONAVAL 2012 International Fair and the Scientific ship USNS Pathfinder.

At the end of the visit, Vice Admiral Ramos signed the guestbook and stated that the activity constituted an important step on the development of the relations between the two institutions.