Pacific Naval Force

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Pacific Naval Force
Active February 11, 1972 – present
Country  Mexico
Branch  Mexican Navy
Role Maritime Security, Search and Rescue, Coastal Defense
Garrison/HQ Manzanillo, Colima
Admiral Nestor Evencio Yee Amador

The Pacific Naval Force (Fuerza Naval del Pacífico) is the Mexican Navy's presence in the Pacific Ocean. Its headquarters is in Manzanillo, Colima. The Pacific Naval Force was created in the same date as its Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea counterpart on February 11, 1972. The Surface ships are the main components of The Naval Force and is the means to secure and to operate sea control in strategic areas. Main objectives of the Naval force is to Defend the sovereignty and integrity of Mexico from sea, protect vital naval installations,protect human life and maintain marine traffic and maintain the rule of law in national waters.


The Naval Force is divided into 4 Naval Regions (Región Naval), 10 Naval Zones (Zona Naval), and 6 Naval Sectors (Sector Naval):

  • Second Naval Region Northern Pacific (RN-2) – Ensenada, Baja California
    • Naval sector – Puerto Cortés, Baja California Sur
  • Fourth Naval Region Gulf of California (RN-4) – Guaymas, Sonora
    • Second Naval Zone (ZN-2) – La Paz, Baja California Sur
      • Naval Sector – Santa Rosalía, Baja California Sur
      • Naval Sector – Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
    • Fourth Naval Zone (ZN-4) – Mazatlán, Sinaloa
      • Naval Sector – Puerto Peñasco, Sonora
      • Naval Sector – San Felipe, Baja California
    • Naval Sector – Topolobampo, Sinaloa
  • Sixth Naval Region Center Pacific (RN-6) – Manzanillo, Colima
    • Sixth Naval Zone (ZN-6) – San Blas, Nayarit
      • Naval Sector – Isla Socorro
    • Eight Naval Zone (ZN-8) – Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
    • Tenth Naval Zone (ZN-10) – Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán
  • Eight Naval Region South Pacific (RN-8) – Acapulco, Guerrero
    • Naval Sector Ixtapa – Zihuatanejo, Guerrero
    • Twelfth Naval Zone (ZN-12) – Salina Cruz, Oaxaca
      • Naval Sector – Huatulco, Oaxaca
    • Fourteenth Naval Zone (ZN-14) – Puerto Chiapas, Chiapas

Naval Ship Units[edit]

Destroyer Flotilla[edit]

Auxiliary Ship Flotilla[edit]

Ship Embarked Helicopter Squadron[edit]

Amphibious Reaction Force[edit]

Naval Infantry Units[edit]

  • Command and General Staff
  • 2nd Marine Amphibious Infantry Battalion
    • 1st Amphibious Assault Vehicle Company
  • 4th Marine Amphibious Infantry Battalion
  • 2nd Amphibious Assault Vehicle Company
  • 2nd Amphibious Comando Battalion
  • 3rd Amphibious Assault Vehicle Company
  • Amphibious Vehicle Reconnaissance Company
  • 2nd Support Battalion

Naval Air Squadron[edit]

  • Antonov An-32

Special Forces Group[edit]

  • Special Forces Unit
    • Command and Command Group
    • Support Group
  • Transport Unit
  • Patrol Interceptor Group

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