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  • 21 February 2013
    Training & Education

    On February 20 the Spanish Armada Ship Cantabria arrived at her adopted Australian home, Fleet Base East, Sydney. SPS Cantabria is a modern Auxiliary Oil Replenishment ship, which is capable of supplying fuel, food, stores and ammunition to ships underway. During her deployment to Australia, Cantabria will participate in mutually beneficial training and exercises with […]

  • 22 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Two weeks into a 12 month deployment, ESPS Cantabria and her embarked 12 person RAN DET have been busy navigating their way through the Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal and Red Sea en route to Australia. The principle objectives of Cantabria’s year long deployment to Australia is to provide afloat support to RAN vessels and opportunities […]

  • 27 May 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Chief of the Defence Force (CDF), General David Hurley, and the Chief of Navy (CN), Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, visited the Combat Support Ship ESPS Cantabria on 23 May, while the Spanish ship was at sea exercising with HMAS Melbourne off the coast of New South Wales. The Spanish Armada Ship ESPS Cantabria arrived […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Training & Education

    When working in a completely different theatre of operations you have to expect the unexpected and this is something the Spanish crew on ESPS Cantabria have learnt during their most recent activities in Australian waters. Not often have the Armada conducted exercises at sea with navies so far from home,  but during Exercise Triton Centenary 2013 – […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The RAN Contingent and Armada crew on ESPS Cantabria head home after a lengthy but fulfilling deployment in support of Talisman Saber 13 (TS13). After leaving Fleet Base East in early July, Cantabria was tasked with supporting HMAS Perth in the conduct of her Unit Readiness Evaluation. In company with various HMA Ships in the EAXA Cantabria […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Spanish Armada ship ESPS Cantabria has berthed at Techport in Adelaide for an Easter port visit. ESPS Cantabria is currently operating with the Royal Australian Navy whilst on deployment to Australia in 2013. Cantabria’s deployment to Australia is enhancing interoperability between the Spanish Armada and the Royal Australian Navy, demonstrating the capabilities of Cantabria to […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, announced that the Royal Australian Navy would participate in a unique deployment to Australia of the Spanish Armada Ship, SPS Cantabria, with a series of training exercises in Australia from mid-February until November 2013. The Cantabria deployment will strengthen the bilateral relationship between Spain and Australia, as well as […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The professionalism of ESPS Cantabria ship’s company under the leadership of Commander Jose Luis Nieto Fernandez was formally recognised recently with a Commander Australian Fleet commendations. Rear Admiral Tim Barrett presented the awards on the flight deck of the combat support ship. Reading from the group commendation, Rear Admiral Barrett said the ship integrated effectively […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The last two weeks of January have been a busy period for ESPS Cantabria (CMDR J.L. Nieto) and her embarked RAN DET. Having successfully navigated the Suez Canal, Cantabria entered the Gulf of Aden (GoA) area of operations. Cantabria conducted Replenishment at Sea (RAS) activities in support of EUNAVFOR units deployed as part of CTF […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Training & Education

    ESPS Cantabria has taken part in her final exercise as part of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet.  The Spanish Armada ship was in high demand during exercise TRITON CENTENARY (TS13) part 2, and refuelled ships from participating nations. TS13 was the final phase of the Royal Australian Navy’s International Fleet Review and involved 14 ships from Australia, […]

  • 13 February 2013

    Today the Spanish Armada Ship Cantabria arrived in Australia at the Port of Melbourne just 41 days after departing La Graña Naval Port on the 3rd of January this year. Cantabria sailed over 11,000 nm (approx 20,000 km) transiting the Suez Canal as well visiting locations such as Souda Bay, Crete and Diego Garcia. The […]

  • 22 January 2016

    The auxiliary oiler and replenishment ship Cantabria set sail from Ferrol, Spain for a two-month deployment integrated into the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1) in North Sea waters. During the deployment, the Cantabria (A-15) will be SNMG-1’s logistic support ship and will participate in several international exercises. The A-15 has undergone a readiness period […]

  • 2 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Within the framework of fleet replenishment ship Cantabria’s deployment, on which the vessel embarked on June 27 after an intense program of maintenance and training at Garden Island, the ship will participate in two main activities. The first one is the collaboration with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigates HMAS ‘Perth’ and HMAS ‘Melbourne’ in […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith hosted today his Spanish counterpart Minister Pedro Morenés Eulate, who is staying in a visit to Melbourne. They were joined by the Minister for Defence Materiel, Dr Mike Kelly. Minister Morenés was in Melbourne to conduct bilateral discussions and to participate in the  naming ceremony of Australia’s first Landing […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The auxiliary oil replenishment ship (BAC in its Spanish initials) ‘Cantabria’ has just arrived at La Graña Naval Station after a ten-day deployment off the coast of Cádiz, training with other Spanish Navy units.   On June 17th the ‘Cantabria’ set sail towards Rota for a threefold mission: to collaborate with the Operational Qualification testing […]

  • 17 December 2013

    Spanish fleet replenishment ship ‘Cantabria’ has just departed from Aksaz (Turkey), the third and final port of call after visiting Indonesia and India during her cruise back to Spain. Since her departure from Sydney on November 1st, the ship has sailed 39 days with two logistic calls at Jakarta (Indonesia) and Goa (India). During the […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The fleet replenishment ship ‘Cantabria’ has set sail to participate in a three-week training exercise with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigate ‘Stuart’ and the New Zeeland Navy frigate ‘Te Mana’ in east-Australian waters. This time the ‘Cantabria’ embarked an Air Unit made up of two AS350BA ‘Squirrel’ helicopters and 26 people from the 723 […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The Spanish Combat Support Ship ESPS Cantabria deployed to Australia since February, is currently in the Coral Sea participating in Exercise TALISMAN SABER 13 providing logistic support to United States Navy and Royal Australian Navy ships. One key element for the successful conduct of military operations and exercises at and from the sea is a […]

  • 12 December 2016

    Spanish Navy’s replenishment oiler ESPS Cantabria has concluded its 71-day deployment to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 and is now returning home. The ship is expected to arrive in the Spanish city of Ferrol on December 15. ESPS Cantabria has sailed more than 15,000 nautical miles, supplied more than 6 million liters of fuel, food […]

  • 2 January 2014

    Spanish fleet replenishment ship ‘Cantabria’ has returned to her home port in Ferrol, Spain after spending a year deployed to Australia where she integrated with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The ship has supplied more than 12,000 tons of fuel and sailed 43,200 miles during 215 days at sea. Since her departure from Sydney on […]

  • 14 July 2015

    The Spanish Navy auxiliary oiler and replenishment (AOR) ship ‘Cantabria’ has set sail from Ferrol (NW Spain) to integrate into the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2). The ‘Cantabria’ will deploy for 45 days until the end of August participating in the international counter-terrorist operation ‘Active Endeavor’ in the Mediterranean Sea. The ‘Cantabria’ will visit […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment ship (AOR) Cantabria arrived at her home port in Ferrol, Spain on April 1 after after spending two months integrated into the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1). The ship operated in North Sea waters under command of Spanish Navy Rear-admiral José E. Delgado who directed the group from the Spanish frigate Álvaro de Bazán. The […]

  • 20 August 2015

    Spanish Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment (AOR) ship Cantabria, part of the counter-terrorist operation Active Endeavor in the Mediterranean Sea, is the Spain’s first oiler to supply fuel to three ships simultaneously. During the alongside connected replenishment manoeuver, the Cantabria supplied fuel to the Spanish frigate Santa María from the port side, to the Royal Canadian Navy […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The fleet replenishment ship ‘Cantabria’ concluded on July 29th her participation in the biannual multinational exercise ‘Talisman Saber 2013’ which commenced on July 15th. Prior to her integration, ‘Cantabria’ had set sail on July 8th accompanied by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigates HMAS ‘Perth’ and HMAS ‘Ballarat’ to carry out a collective training in […]

  • 17 August 2015

    The Spanish Navy’s auxiliary oiler replenishment ship (AOR) ‘Cantabria’, currently deployed in the Mediterranean Sea on maritime security tasks, paid a visit to an Egyptian fishing boat sailing off the northern coast of Libya. After detecting and monitoring the boat, with 16 sailors on board, the ‘Cantabria’ CO requested permission to visit the vessel. During […]

  • 27 September 2013
    Training & Education

    On September 20th, Spanish fleet replenishment ship ‘Cantabria’ returned to her home port in Garden Island after a collaboration period with the Australian frigate HMAS ‘Stuart’ and the New Zeeland frigate HMNZS ‘Te Mana’ in east Australian waters during the last three weeks. During this deployment, the ships carried out  numerous activities. The ‘Cantabria’ collaborated […]

  • 20 May 2013

    The Spanish fleet replenishment ship ‘Cantabria’ arrived yesterday at Garden Island Naval Base, after nearly a month deployed in the north of Australia. This naval base will be the ship’s home port until her return to Spain in November. During those four weeks, ‘Cantabria’ collaborated with the RAN frigates HMAS ‘Sydney’ and HMAS ‘Parramatta’ providing […]

  • 29 November 2013

    Spanish fleet replenishment ship ‘Cantabria’ has just departed from the Indian port of Mormugao in Goa, the second scheduled port of call after Jakarta. During the 10-day cruise from Indonesia to the former Portuguese colony, the ship carried out a series of maintenance works and operational drills in anticipation of the intense program of activities […]

  • 8 January 2013

    On January the 3rd the Combat Replenishment Ship Cantabria left La Graña Naval Port in Spain for a one year deployment to Australia. Admiral Jaime Muñoz-Delgado (Spanish Navy Chief of Staff) and Admiral Santiago Bolivar (Admiral of the Fleet) attended the farewell ceremony. During his speech, Admiral Muñoz-Delgado stressed the significance of the deployment and […]