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Functions

  • Guarantee the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic, within the scope of its competence.

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    To exercise control, surveillance and defense of the maritime domain, the fluvial and lacustrine area of ​​the country.

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    Participate in the control of internal order, in accordance with what is established in the Political Constitution of Peru and the current legal regulations.

  • Participate in the implementation of State Policies in the area of ​​National Security and Defense.
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    Participate in the elaboration of policies related to the use of the National Merchant Navy, as a component of the naval reserve.

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    To develop intelligence activities oriented to Security and National Defense within the scope of its competence.

  • To exercise, through the General Direction of Captaincies and Coast Guard, the maritime, fluvial and lacustrine authority at national level, within the scope conferred by law.
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    Participate in the implementation of State policies in the country's economic and social development, civil defense, science and technology, archaeological and historical objects, Antarctic affairs, Amazonian affairs, and environmental protection, according to legal regulations valid.

  • Conduct training, training, specialization, training, maintenance, and equipping of the Naval Component of the Armed Forces, in accordance with the objectives and the National Security and Defense Policies.
  • To conduct the System of Information and Monitoring of Aquatic Traffic in the scope of its competence, through the General Direction of Captaincies and Coast Guard.
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    Participate in Peace Operations convened by the United Nations (UN) or other international organizations.

  • To maintain through the means of naval communication of the presence of the Peruvian State in the Antarctic continent.
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    To develop academic and scientific-technological research in the naval field; As well as to develop oceanographic, meteorological, biological and marine, fluvial and lacustrine resources; Acting on its own or in collaboration with other national or foreign institutions.

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    To exercise functions according to law, in the field of Nautical and Oceanographic Cartography of Peru, as well as to manage the activities related to the environmental sciences in the maritime, fluvial and lacustrine area.

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    Participate with agencies from other sectors in the formulation of objectives and policies for the development of National Maritime Interests.

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    To promote and participate in scientific and historical research destined to the protection of the underwater cultural heritage, in coordination with the corresponding sector.

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    Promote and boost the naval industry through the Navy's Industrial Services

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    To manage before the Ministry of Defense the sponsorship of military personnel subject to investigations or judicial processes as a result of the exercise of their functions.

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    The others that are indicated by law.