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Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR), Mexico

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).[1] Organizes, administers and prepares the Navy. Exercising sovereignty in territorial seas, its air space and Mexico's coasts.