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Venezuela : Delta Amacuro

27.9 km (17.3 miles) E of Capure, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 10°S 118°E

Accuracy: 14 m (45 ft)
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#2: NORTH VIEW. SOLDADO ROCK #3: NORTHEAST VIEW. PUNTA DEL ARENAL TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TERRITORY #4: THE GPS PROOF #5: PART OF THE HAPPY HUNTING TEAM #6: NAUTICAL CHART OF THE AREA #7: VESSEL USE AS OIL STORAGE IN GUFT OF PARIA VENEZUELA

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  10°N 62°W (visit #2)  

#1: WEST VIEW, CAPURE ISLAND, ORINOCO RIVER DELTA

(visited by Alfredo B. Remon Mendez, Lt. Asdrubal Colina, Sgt. Luis Garcia, Sgt. Rodrigo Becerra, Sgt. Carlos Angarita, Leonardo Velasquez, Alejandro Echeverri, Emanuele Vecchio, Monica Amaya, Vincenzo Vecchio, Rainier Rada, Daniela Bostelmann, Rainer Bostelmann, Ricardo J. Remon and Gabriele Vecchio)

English

25-Jul-2009 --

El día 24 de julio salimos bien temprano de Caracas hacia la zona oriental del país, Vincenzo Vecchio, su esposa Mónica Amaya, sus hijos Emanuele y Gabriele, y su cuñado Alejandro Echeverri en su SUV y en mi Landcruiser mi hijo Ricardo, Rainer Bostelmann, su hija Daniela y yo teniendo como destino final la población de Irapa en la península de Paria Estado Sucre. Antes habíamos acordado con Rainier Rada y su hija encontrarnos en la salida de Puerto La Cruz (ciudad donde vive) hacia el estado Sucre por donde pasaríamos sin embargo ellos decidieron iniciar el viaje antes para así hacer los contactos finales con el Comandante Calles a cargo del Destacamento de la Guardia Nacional Costera en la población de Güiria. Quien nos daría el apoyo logístico de transporte acuático para la visita de esta confluencia y la 11°N 62°W

Llegamos a la población de Irapa a las 5:30 pm donde nos estaba esperando nuestro buen amigo Leonardo Velazquez justo en el hotel donde nos alojaríamos. Rainier se quedó en Güiria a unos 45 minutos al Este de Irapa y acordó con la Guardia Nacional Costera que zarparíamos a las 5:00 desde el muelle de Güiria.

El día 25 de Julio salimos bien temprano de Irapa, llegamos al muelle de Güiria donde nos esperaba Rainier, su hija y la tripulación de la lancha patrullera que nos llevaría a esta cacería de confluencias. Luego de subir el refrigerio y demás bebidas hidratantes a la patrullera, zarpamos a las 5:15 am rumbo a nuestra primera confluencia del día, navegando hacia el sur por las aguas del Golfo de Paria. A nuestra derecha podíamos observar en ocasiones la tierra lo cual básicamente era el Delta del Río Orinoco, asícomo algunas plataformas e instalaciones petroleras en aguas territoriales Venezolanas hacia el Oeste y en territorio de Trinidad y Tobago hacia el Este.

Guiado por el Garmin GPSMAP 276C de Rainier el sargento a cargo del timón de la patrullera ya en la Boca Serpiente, logró pasar justo por encima de la confluencia a las 7:59 am. Con el fin de tomar fotos de los GPS con las mejores posibles lecturas dimos vuelta y pasamos varias veces sobre la confluencia y finalmente todos celebramos el logro de esta visita. Estábamos muy sorprendidos por la belleza de la vegetación tipo manglar, altos cocotales y selva tropical original que se podía apreciar desde la confluencia hacia el Oeste, específicamente la Isla Capure la cual forma parte del Delta del Río Orinoco. Igualmente pudimos apreciar la al norte la Piedra Soldado y hacia el Noreste el cabo Punta del Arenal del territorio de Trinidad y Tobago. Al Este se apreciaban a lo lejos varias plataformas petroleras en aguas territoriales de Trinidad y Tobago muy cerca de Venezuela.

Procedimos a tomar las fotos de rigor y cambiamos nuestro curso ahora hacia el norte para ir a la Confluencia 11°N 62°W.

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English

25-Jul-2008 --

On 24 July we set off early from Caracas towards the eastern area of the country, Vincenzo Vecchio, his wife Monica Amaya, his sons Emanuele and Gabriele and his brother-in-law Alejandro Echeverri in his SUV and in my Land Cruiser Rainer Bostelmann, his daughter Daniela daughter, my son Ricardo and I taking as a final destination the population of Irapa in the peninsula of Paria Sucre State. Before we had agreed with Rainier Rada and his daughter meet them in the exit of Puerto La Cruz (city where they live) towards the Sucre State where we pass by, however they decided to start the trip soon in order to concluding contacts with Commander Calles in charge of the National Guard Coastal Watch Base in the population of Guiria. He would give us the logistic support of marine transport for the visit of this Confluence and the 11°N 62°W

We arrive to Irapa at 5:30 pm where our good friend Leonardo Velazquez we were waiting for us in the hotel where we will stay. Rainier stayed in Guiria about 45 minutes east of Irapa and agreed with National Guard Coastal Watch that we will weigh anchor at 5:00 in Guiria Pier.

July 25 day we set off very early from Irapa. We arrived to Guiria where were waiting for us, Rainier, his daughter and the crew of the patrol boat that would lead us to this confluences hunting. We upload snack and hydrating drinks to the patrol boat, and weigh anchor at 5:15 am direction to our first confluence of the day sailing southward by the waters of the Gulf of Paria. At our right we could observe occasionally land which was basically the Orinoco Delta, as well as some characteristic oil offshore platforms and oil facilities in Venezuelan territorial waters (westward) and Trinidad and Tobago territorial waters (eastward).

Guided by Rainier’s Garmin GPSMAP 276C, Sergeant in charge of the helm of patrol boat arrived to the Serpent Mouth, managed to pass just by above the confluence at 7:59 am. In order to take pictures of the GPS with better as possible lectures we turned around the boat and passed several times over the CP and finally all we celebrate the achievement of this visit. We were very surprised by the beauty of vegetation type: mangrove, high coconut plants and original rainforest could be appreciate from the confluence to the West, specifically the Capure Island which is part of the Orinoco Delta. We also appreciate Northward Soldado Rock and towards the Northeast cape Punta del Arenal, territories of Trinidad and Tobago. To the East is appreciated in the distance several oil rig and offshore platforms in territorial waters of Trinidad and Tobago very close to Venezuela.

Once we took the require photos, we change our course now North in order to go to confluence 11°N 62°W.

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 All pictures
#1: WEST VIEW, CAPURE ISLAND, ORINOCO RIVER DELTA
#2: NORTH VIEW. SOLDADO ROCK
#3: NORTHEAST VIEW. PUNTA DEL ARENAL TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TERRITORY
#4: THE GPS PROOF
#5: PART OF THE HAPPY HUNTING TEAM
#6: NAUTICAL CHART OF THE AREA
#7: VESSEL USE AS OIL STORAGE IN GUFT OF PARIA VENEZUELA
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  Notes
In the ocean between cape Punta del Arenal of Trinidad and the Venezuelan mainland, with a view of land.