In spite of not having a maritime coast, Paraguay connects with the Atlantic Ocean through its two main rivers, the Paraguay and the Paraná. The Paraguay River has a length of 2600 km, most of which is navigable.
The maritime port activity is under the responsibility of the General Naval Prefecture.
GENERAL NAVAL PREFECTURE
The General Naval Prefecture's main functions are the implementation of current legislation, the supervision or control of port activities, ensuring the safety of maritime and river navigation and the protection of the aquatic environment.
To exercise the defense, surveillance and protection of river borders, national patrimony and interests in the water area, to comply with and enforce international agreements, laws, decrees and resolutions related to river navigation, to carry out the river police service, ports, rivers, streams, canals, lakes, lagoons, islands, beaches and adjacent areas, in addition to cooperating with national development by controlling river traffic, the safety and operational efficiency of water transportation, industries and related activities, the safety of human life, the protection of the river environment and fish resources, and assistance to coastal communities, in order to contribute to the mission of the Paraguayan Navy.
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