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  • 9 April 2015
    Authorities

    On Tuesday 31 March EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, carried out a Friendly Approach with local Somali fishermen during one of her counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden. Once permission to go on board had been granted by the Somali master, ESPS Infanta Cristina’s boat crew approached the vessel. During the visit, […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Cristina’ got underway from Cartagena, Spain, on Wednesday to start a four-month deployment to Western Africa. Infanta Cristina will spend the next four months in and around the Gulf of Guinea working with regional countries as part of the Spanish Defense Diplomacy Plan. The ship will cooperate with navies […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Authorities

    On Sunday 8 March EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, conducted a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with United States Navy Supply Ship, USNS Laramie. Once at the rendezvous point at sea, ESPS Infanta Cristina took up her position on the port side of USNS Laramie in order to start what is a routine, but […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Infanta Cristina has just completed a third of her scheduled deployment in operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean. The ‘Infanta Cristina’ integrated into the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) on March 6th. Her main mission is to patrol the IRTC (Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor) protecting merchant ships sailing […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s Descubierta class patrol vessel Infanta Cristina (P-77) deployed for EU Naval Force’s Operation Atalanta. The vessel set sail on February 18 from Cartagena. Infanta Cristina will join the anti-piracy operation in the Indian Ocean to escort and protect World Food Programme vessels. Infanta Cristina is also expected to protect vessels related to UN’s Somalia mission, […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Tuesday 12 May 2015, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, hosted the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Gomez (Spanish Navy), during one of their counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia. The Force Commander was welcomed on board by ESPS Infanta Cristina’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander David Durán, and given a guided […]

  • 22 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    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 […]

  • 31 August 2011

      On August 29 the Spanish warship SPS INFANTA CRISTINA joined Operation ATALANTA off the Horn of Africa having previously deployed to this op… (allafrica) [mappress] Source: allafrica, August 31,2011;

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel “Infanta Cristina” participated in a drug-related operation in the Alboran Sea last Sunday.   While on patrol in the Strait of Gibraltar “Infanta Cristina” spotted a suspicious high speed craft and started pursuit. After following the craft for four hours, together with the “Alcotán 6” patrol boat, the craft was […]

  • 16 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On the afternoon of 9 March, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, carried out her first meeting, or ‘friendly approach’ with local seafarers in the Gulf of Aden since she joined the European Union’s counter-piracy operation, Atalanta a few days earlier. ESPS Infanta Cristina is currently patrolling the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) to […]

  • 5 March 2015
    Training & Education

    Today Spanish Navy warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, joined the European Union’s counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. The warship departed her home port of Cartagena in Spain on Wednesday, 18 February. Commanded by Lieutenant Commander David Duran Mayoral, the ship and her crew conducted a period operational sea training in preparation for […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Force Commander of Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren, has visited Spanish Navy warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, during one of her counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia. ESPS Infanta Cristina has been deployed as part of Operation Atalanta since March 2015. Rear Admiral Haggren was welcomed on board by the ship’s commanding officer, […]

  • 14 April 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Gibraltar-based fast patrol boat HMS Scimitar was forced to respond to a Spanish warship incursion into Gibraltar waters for the second time in a month. The UK Ministry of Defence confirmed that Spanish Navy corvette Infanta Cristina was escorted out of Gibraltar waters on Thursday morning. The government of the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar […]

  • 22 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The Minister for Science and Innovation, Cristina Garmendia, sponsored the launch of the ‘Tornado’, which joins the ‘Meteor,’ ‘Ray’ and ‘Lig… (defense-aerospace) [mappress] Source: defense-aerospace, March 22, 2011;

  • 14 May 2015
    Authorities

    The Spanish Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Mr Miguel Angel Fernandez-Palacios Martinez, and the Spanish Ambassador to the UAE, His Excellency Mr. José Eugenio Salarich Fernández-Valderrama, recently visited Spanish warships, ESPS Galicia and ESPS Infanta Cristina. The two warships are currently deployed in the Horn of Africa as part of […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ten Malagasy naval officers carried out counter-piracy training on board the Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, during the Spanish warship’s recent visit to Diego Suarez. The training demonstrated how the EU Naval Force communications system called Mercury is used to exchange information with naval forces and merchant ships about suspected pirate activities in the […]

  • 22 November 2011

    Spanish warship SPS INFANTA CRISTINA completed operating under EUNAVFOR, after 81 days working  for Operation ATALANTA. During her time in the Operation, SPS INFANTA CRISTINA escorted one vessel chartered by the World Food Program (WFP), assisting the delivery of 15,789 metric tons of food aid to Somalia. She also spent 18 days in escorting two […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    During her 4 month deployment with Operation Atalanta, Spanish warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, performed more than 70 friendly approaches along the coast of Somalia and the Indian Ocean. Spanish sailors and marines met local seafarers and spoke about the role of the EU Naval Force to protect vessels and their crews from pirates. The sailors […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Authorities

    During recent counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia, Operation Atalanta warships ESPS Galicia and ESPS Infanta Cristina conducted a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with French Navy ship, FS Var, which is currently deployed as part of the Combined Maritime Forces in the region. During the RAS, which is a highly specialized manoeuvre that requires […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Authorities

    A Royal Navy fast patrol boat challenged and escorted a larger Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel which entered territorial waters of the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. HMS Scimitar intercepted ESPS Infanta Cristina on Wednesday morning off the east coast of Gibraltar. UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed the incident to The Sun, adding that the […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After completing 4 months of counter piracy missions on Operation Atalanta, Spanish warship ESPS Infanta Cristina heads to her homeport of Cartagena in Spain. The Spanish warship was employed in a wide variety of missions during her deployment. This included counter piracy patrols, fishing monitoring activities, protecting World Food Program (WFP), African Union Mission (AMISOM) […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Authorities

    Around 2,650 Spanish Navy servicemen, 12 surface ships, a submarine, 4 helicopters, 2 fixed-wing aircraft and Marine Corps units will take part in the biggest NATO deployment of the last decade – Trident Juncture 2015. This training activity will extend from October 3rd to November 6th bringing together more than 30,000 people from 30 nations. […]

  • 11 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Cristina’, currently integrated into the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean, made a port of call in Madagascar. In the course of the scheduled training activities to enhance Maritime Security in the region, 10 Malagasy officers attended a series of lectures and briefings on […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) completed a port visit to Algiers, Algeria on October 20. The crews of the ships participated in multiple activities ashore and after getting underway on Thursday, all four NATO ships participated in drills with Algerian naval forces to practice working together and enhance mutual understanding. The deputy commander of NATO […]

  • 15 February 2012
    Authorities

      Argentine authorities say the UK dispatched a nuclear-powered submarine capable to carry atomic warheads to the Falkland Islands, reports BBC News on Feb 11. According to Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman, his government received information that a Vanguard-class British submarine was sent to the Falkland Islands. Such subs are platforms for nuclear-armed SLBMs Trident. […]

  • 4 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s multi-purpose amphibious assault ship Juan Carlos I hosted King Felipe VI during the LIVEX phase of exercise ‘Trident Juncture 2015’. The Spanish Navy participates in this exercise with 2,650 people, 13 ships, 4 helicopters and 2 fixed-wing aircraft King Felipe VI, accompanied by the Chief of the Defense Staff, Admiral General Fernando García, and […]

  • 19 December 2012

    The Danish MV Torm Kristina was sailing to Muscat (Oman) in order to perform a quick logistical port visit, when she was approached by 2 suspected pirate skiffs. The crew quickly assembled in the citadel and sent a mayday message out. Meanwhile the mayday message was passed to the Commander of the NATO counter piracy […]

  • 12 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) anchors out in the harbor of Antalya, Turkey.   George H. W. Bush is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. [mappress] Naval Today Staff, March 12, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo […]

  • 26 October 2011

    EU NAVFOR warship SPS INFANTA CHRISTINA left Mombasa’s waters last week to assume the escort of merchant vessel PETRA 1 which carries supplies for the African Union troops operating in Somalia as part of the AMISOM force. The journey is from Mombasa to Mogadishu and in addition to the ship escort, a Vessel Protection Detachment […]