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    The General Directorate of Captaincies and Coastguards as the National Maritime Authority, holds competencies on aquatic areas, the activities that take place in the aquatic environment, ships, naval artifacts, aquatic facilities and boats in general, in order to secure the safety of human life at sea, navigable rivers and lakes, protect the aquatic environment and suppress illicit activities within its jurisdiction.

    For the repression of Illicit Activities, the National Maritime Authority carries out search and rescue operations, maritime, river and lacustrine Police operations, deploys human and logistic resources to operate its units in the Peruvian coast, as well as navigable rivers and lakes, also conducts operations against Illegal fishing, illegal mining, aquatic pollution and other illicit activities that take place in the aquatic environment, jointly with their counterparts from Ecuador and Chile in border areas.