Spanish Navy’s Alboran Returns from NAFO Campaign

The Spanish Navy’s patrol boat ‘Alboran’ returned to Cartagena yesterday after participating in a two-month long deployment in the “NAFO” 2014 campaign.

The vessel was in the area of Newfoundland (Canada) participating in the protection of the North-West Atlantic Fisheries Organization’s (NAFO) fishing grounds.

Alborán’s assignments included monitoring and surveillance tasks in the mentioned fishing grounds, as well as providing assistance to trawlers when requested.

The main objective of this campaign is to control fishing on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, where fishing trawlers are more than 200 miles away from the Canadian coast.

OPV Alboran conducted a total of 18 inspections and provided medical assistance to sailors aboard three fishing vessels.

Two other European ships have already taken part in the campaign NAFO during 2014.

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Press release, Image: Spanish Navy