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Puerto del Alba port.

Puerto del Alba ("Port of Dawn") was a shipping area north of Puerto Limón, Costa Rica.

Layout

A supply facility was located on elevated ground by the coast, above the shipping port itself. The facility housed several forklifts, shipping crates, cargo trollies, and a management cabin. The management cabin contained communications equipment for contact with personnel, an observation balcony, and a makeshift torture chamber to interrogate prisoners.

History

Peace Walker Incident

Main article: Peace Walker Incident
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Puerto del Alba.

In 1974, a CIA mercenary group called Peace Sentinel arrived in Costa Rica to initiate the Peace Walker project. They established the supply facility at Puerto del Alba. Paz Ortega Andrade allegedly stumbled upon this facility when she was searching for a lost friend, and ended up captured by Peace Sentinel after being spotted by the guards, as well as tortured. Sandinistas were also caught and interrogated at the facility, to gather intel on other members operating in the area, before killing them.

After Paz escaped, the Militaires Sans Frontières infiltrated the facility to investigate the Peace Sentinel's activities. After evading the guards and infiltrating the management cabin, MSF commander Naked Snake (Big Boss) stumbled upon the radioman explaining that he had broken an FSLN member and learned the location of their remaining hideout. The unmanned VTOL aircraft TJ-Chrysalis 6000 was then deployed to the area to capture the remaining rebels.

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Puerto del Alba supply facility's communication room, with Snake eavesdropping on the radioman upon infiltrating.

Snake also heard the man on the other line mention that "spears" had been loaded into the cargo and had cleared "point bravo." Snake then sneaked up to the radioman after the call had ended and after a struggle, interrogated him at stun-rod point, demanding to know where the cargo was headed, and what exactly was up in that location. He managed to find out that it was in the mountains, namely Mt. Irazu, but he couldn't get more out as he was distracted by the humming sound of Chrysalis being launched, so he knocked the radioman into a pile of boxes, and then electrocuted him with the stun rod. Snake then noticed that the contents of the crates that spilled out as a result of the confrontation contained film badges, and that even the radioman was wearing one. He then walked out to the balcony and saw the Chrysalis in flight, as well as three trucks leaving the port down below. Snake then procured a map of Costa Rica, a radio with a circuit that could reverse the audio phase, and photos of the Sandinistas (Amanda Valenciano Libre, Chico, their father, and a family photo). Snake then contacted his lieutenant Kazuhira Miller alerting him of his findings, deducing that the Peace Sentinel were bringing nukes into the region, to their horror.

When Snake left the facility to continue his mission, another MSF operative snuck into the area to recover the unconscious radioman and recruit him into their group, as the alternative was to have the guard wake up and alert Peace Sentinel to their presence.[1]

While the MSF headed off to find Amanda for intel on the cargo, Peace Sentinel abandoned the area for a time. The MSF then acquired it temporarily for target practice purposes.[2]

After the events of the mission had ended, KGB spy Vladimir Zadornov escaped from MSF's Mother Base for a second time, and hid in the Alba area. The MSF then searched both Bosque del Alba and Puerto del Alba in order to find him. Zadornov had managed to escape his cell, despite Zadornov's prosthetic being confiscated, being subject to a body check, and increasing personnel stationed at his prison. This action caused Big Boss to suspect that someone let him out, though the MSF deputy commander Kazuhira Miller denied this possibility.[3] Zadornov was later baffled when Big Boss managed to successfully retrieve him, expressing disbelief as Big Boss reported in that he retrieved him.[4]

Walkthrough

Main Ops

Opening/Investigate the Supply Facility

Upon completing the mission, the player will be awarded with design specs for both the M1C sniper rifle system and smoke grenades.

It is the only mission in the game where the player is completely unable to recruit soldiers via fulton despite the presence of soldiers (not counting the AI weapons battles, the target practice missions, the final Zadornov mission, or the ZEKE battle, as no soldiers are present in either of those missions).

Zadornov Search Mission 2

"Snake, Zadornov's disappeared from his cell again. Find him!"
―Miller's briefing on the mission

Extra Ops

[005] Marksmanship Challenge

[010] Fulton Recovery

"The Boss has infiltrated the area around the coastal supply facility and knocked out the soldier there. But, we can't just leave him there to be found. I need you to get in there and capture the unconscious soldier using the Fulton recovery system. Do it quickly before he comes to!"
―Miller's briefing on the mission

[035] Hold Up

"Let's get this mission started. Complete the mission and proceed to the Fulton recovery point so we can get you back alive and well. Good luck out there."
―Miller's briefing on the mission

[045] Perfect Stealth

"Let's get this mission started. Complete the mission and proceed to the Fulton recovery point so we can get you back alive and well. Good luck out there."
―Miller's briefing on the mission

Equipment

  • Love Box
  • Specs: Box Bomb

Gallery

Notes and references

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Kojima Productions (2010).
    Extra Ops 010 pre-mission briefing: Snake has knocked out a radio soldier in the Supply Facility at Puerto del Alba. Use Fulton Recovery to retrieve the radio soldier.
    Kazuhira Miller: The Boss has infiltrated the area around the coastal supply facility and knocked out the solder there. But, we can't just leave him there to be found. I need you to get in there and capture the unconscious soldier using the Fulton recovery system. Do it quickly before he comes to!
  2. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Kojima Productions (2010).
    Briefing Files > About This [[005] Marksmanship challenge] Mission > Miller > Target Practice / Puerto del Alba
    Kazuhira Miller: Right now there don't appear to be any enemy soldiers in the area. Relax and concentrate on your target practice.
  3. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Kojima Productions (2010)
    [Codec]
    Kazuhira Miller: Bad news, Snake. Zadornov's on the loose. // Naked Snake (Big Boss): What, again?! // Miller: It's funny. We took away his prosthetic and did a full body check. We even increased the guard. // Snake: Think he had help? // Miller: Impossible. Anyway, I'm adding a new mission. Locate and recover Zadornov!
  4. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Kojima Productions (2010)
    [Codec]
    Naked Snake (Big Boss): Kaz, I caught Zadornov. // Vladimir Aleksandrovich Zadornov: I-impossible! I thought I'd made it... // Kazuhira Miller: Acknowledged. And appreciated.

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