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The Nicaraguan navy is primarily a coastal patrol and minesweeping force, with a small marine infantry contingent. The navy is divided into two major commands (Pacific and Atlantic). There is also a battalion-sized amphibious force.


It is focused on conducting search-and-rescue missions and interdicting shipments of illegal drugs near the coasts.


Total active navy strength is 800 personnel.


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