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The Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (Spanish: Secretaría de la Marina, SEMAR) is a member of the federal executive cabinet with responsibility for managing the country's navy and marine forces. The secretary is appointed by the President of the Republic and heads the Secretariat of the Navy (Secretaría de Marina or SEMAR).
- Organizes, administers and prepares the Navy.
- Exercising sovereignty in territorial seas, its air space and Mexico's coasts.
Based on article 30 of the Organic Law of the Federal Public Administration:
- Organize, administer and prepare the Navy of Mexico
- Manage the assets and reserves of the Navy in all its aspects
- Grant licenses and withdrawals, and intervene in the pensions of members of the Navy
- Exercise sovereignty in territorial waters, as well as monitoring the coast of the territory, waterways, national islands and the exclusive economic zone
- Organize, administer and operate the military naval aeronautics service
- Conduct naval public education
- Organize and administer the maritime police service
- Inspect the services of the Navy
- Build, rebuild and conserve the port works required by the Navy
- Establish and manage the stores and fuel stations and lubricants of the Navy
- Execute the topohydrographic works of the coasts, islands, ports and waterways, as well as organize the maritime chart file and relative statistics
- Intervene in the granting of permits for expeditions or scientific explorations abroad or international in national waters
- Build, maintain and operate, shipyards, dams, boatyards and naval establishments destined to the ships of the Navy of Mexico
- Organize and provide naval health services
- Integrate the national oceanographic information archive
and Among others
List of secretaries
Coordinates: 19°19′19″N 99°07′41″W / 19.322°N 99.128°W