ESPS Infanta Cristina Meets Somali Fishermen
Whilst on a counter-piracy patrol off the Somali coastline, Spanish warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, visited local fishermen at sea.
The vessel’s crew spoke to the fishermen about the EU Naval Force’s role in helping to prevent would be pirates from attacking vessels as they transit the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden.
During the visit ESPS Infanta Cristina’s Sailors provided the local seafarers with food and water.
Meetings such as this help to build mutual trust and understanding between counter-piracy naval forces and the local Somali community.