CHILE: "Sgt. Aldea" sets sail to close peace mission in Haiti
Earlier today, from  the city of Valpara√≠so, sailed the multipurpose vessel LSDH-91 "Sargento Aldea" of the chilean Navy, with the objective to bring back to Chile the last 53 troops that were part of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), as well as vehicles, equipment and other materials used in the peace mission that the country ends in the Caribbean nation.

After 13 years of presence in the Minustah, Chile culminates its total retirement from that country, after different political and civil crises, and natural disasters that affected it. 

The "Sargento Aldea" will be responsible for the repatriation of 53 Chilean personnel, who remain in the northern city of Cap-Haitian guarding the material to be transferred by the ship: 87 military vehicles, armaments, telecommunications systems, medical furniture and gears belonging to the Navy, Army, Fach and Joint Staff. 

The ship will sail 12,964 kilometers to Haiti. The commander of the unit, captain Alberto Osorio, explained that "the ship is designed to operate for long periods without support, plus it can carry 14 thousand tons of cargo and accommodate 691 people, either in its role of Support for catastrophes, such as the transport of marines in amphibious operations, armored personnel carriers and military vehicles. " 


This is the second time that the "Sargento Aldea" has sailed through the Caribbean. In February 2012, in its trip to Chile from France, it supported the Minustah by shipping military vehicles and supplies to Port-au-Prince, capital of Haiti. 

CHILE: "Sargento Aldea" sets sail to close peace mission in Haiti