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  • 29 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The medical team on board the Spanish Navy landing platform dock ESPS Galicia, Operation Atalanta’s current flagship, recently carried out a helicopter casualty evacuation exercise as part of medical emergency readiness training. Sailors regularly conduct medical exercises at sea to ensure they remain prepared to deal with medical emergencies. With medical facilities on board, the Spanish team can […]

  • 29 July 2015

    Spanish warship, ESPS Galicia, recently reached the halfway point in her deployment as the flagship for Operation Atalanta. Since joining the Operation in May 2015, ESPS Galicia has sailed over 15,000 nautical miles, conducting counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and Somali basin, as well as assisting naval forces from the Seychelles and Tanzania […]

  • 24 August 2015
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    During a port visit to Muscat, the European Union Naval Force flagship, Spanish warship, ESPS Galicia, strengthened relations with the Royal Omani Navy. After arriving in the port of Muscat, the Force Commander and ESPS Galicia’s Commanding officer welcomed on board the Spanish Ambassador to Oman, His Excellency Mr Juan José Urtasum. All three then […]

  • 24 July 2015
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    Whilst conducting counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, EU Naval Force flagship, ESPS Galicia, responded to a mayday call from an Italian merchant vessel, MV Altina. The merchant vessel had developed engine problems and was drifting at sea. ESPS Galicia sailed close to MV Altina to provide protection from any potential pirate attack, whilst […]

  • 24 April 2017

    Late on Saturday night during a European Union counter-piracy patrol close to the east coast of Somalia, EU NAVFOR’s Spanish flagship, ESPS Galicia, received a SOS distress call from the master of merchant ship, MT Costina, to say that his vessel was being attacked by a number of armed pirates in a fast-moving skiff. Upon […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities

    On Sunday 23rd August 2015, the Deputy Commander of Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Christoph Joachim Müller-Meinhard, visited ESPS Galicia whilst at sea in the Gulf of Aden. Rear Admiral Müeller-Meinhard flew out to ESPS Galicia from Salalah in Oman via the Spanish warship’s SH3D Sea King helicopter, where he was greeted by the Force Commander, […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Five and a half months after departing from her home port of Rota, Spain, the Spanish Landing Platform Dock (LPD), ESPS Galicia, has completed her counter-piracy deployment with Operation Atalanta in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. ESPS Galicia, under the command of Captain Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas, joined the EU operation on May 6, […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    During its transit back to Spain after completing a deployment of more than five months in operation Atalanta, the amphibious assault ship ESPS Galicia has made a brief stopover in the Saudi Arabian port of Jeddah. The purpose of the visit was to show the ship to the Royal Saudi Navy officials. This event was part […]

  • 1 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish warship, ESPS Galicia, conducted maritime training with the Galmadug Coast Guard On Tuesday, September 29. The training, which included both theory and practical exercises, covered the maintenance of outboard motors (OBM) and boat embarkation procedures. ESPS Galicia’s medical team also gave demonstrations on how to treat burns, fractures and severe bleeding. Training exercises such as […]

  • 3 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Monday 27 July 2015, EU Naval Force flagship, ESPS Galicia, escorted a World Food Programme (WFP) vessel, Liberty Glory, along the Somali coast to protect it from any potential pirate attack. ESPS Galicia escorted Liberty Glory from Djibouti to the port of Berbera in Somalia. The journey covered 130 nautical miles. Since 2009 EU […]

  • 12 June 2015
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    Whilst conducting counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia, Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia, hosted a number of local leaders on board. Meetings such as this help to build mutual trust and understanding between counter-piracy forces and the Somali population. The leaders were greeted and welcomed on board by the ESPS Galicia’s Commanding Officer and […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Three Spanish warships currently deployed off the coast of Somalia rendezvoused in the Gulf of Aden on Saturday, October 3. The Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia and ESPS Victoria performed a simultaneous refuel with American supply ship, USNS Carl Brashaer. ESPS Galicia ensured that her fuel tanks were fully topped up in preparation for her […]

  • 14 September 2015
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    The Republic of Madagascar welcomed the EU Naval Force Spanish flagship, ESPS Galicia and her crew in to the port of Diego Suarez on Wednesday 9 September. Since this is the first time that the Spanish warship has visited Madagascar, the Spanish Ambassador to Madagascar, His Excellency Juan Ignacio Sell Sanz, Force Commander, Rear Admiral […]

  • 7 September 2015
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    While conducting counter-piracy patrols north of the Seychelles, ESPS Galicia provided urgent medical assistance to an injured seafarer, who had suffered serious injuries to his hand on Sunday, September 6. After receiving a distress call from the fishing vessel’s owners, ESPS Galicia sailed towards its location and as soon as it was in range, the […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Photos: EUNAVFOR Spanish Navy’s counter-piracy efforts off the Horn of Africa are enhanced by the presence of an unmanned aerial vehicle which helps prevent, or respond timely to potential attacks. A crew from Spain’s 11th Squadron, which is usually based in Cadiz, is currently deployed with Operation Atalanta, together with their Boeing Insitu-built Scan Eagle […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Saturday 22 August, ESPS Galicia rendezvoused with ARC 7 De Agosto off the coast of Somalia as part of the Colombian warship’s collaboration with Operation Atalanta. Whilst carrying out a replenishment at sea (RAS) of stores and food, the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Fernández Gómez de Córdoba, and members of ESPS Galicia’s […]

  • 30 September 2015
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    Spanish warship, ESPS Meteoro, made a close approach to USNS John Ericsson off the coast of Somalia to refuel on Friday, September 25. The complex manoeuvre to carry out the replenishment at sea (RAS) was made even more difficult due to rough seas and high winds. Despite the weather the ships were able to complete the […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    During a recent counter-piracy patrol off the coast of Somalia, Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia, conducted a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) with French Navy ship, FS Var. The meeting at sea between ESPS Galicia and FS Far provided the Force Commander, Rear Admiral Gómez Fernández de Córdoba, with an opportunity to visit FS Var. He […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Authorities

    On Wednesday 12 August Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia, hosted the Spanish Ambassador to Oman during a port visit to Muscat. The Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Fernández Gómez de Córdoba, welcomed His Excellency Mr Juan José Urtasun on board. During the visit, the Ambassador, together with the Chief of Operations for the Royal Navy […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Wednesday 12th August ESPS Galicia hosted officers from the Pakistani Navy during the Spanish warship’s port visit to Muscat, Oman. The Operation Atalanta Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Córdoba, invited the Commanding Officer of PNS Aslat, Commander Jamal Alam and members of his crew on board. PNS Aslat is deployed as […]

  • 28 May 2015
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    On Tuesday 26 May 2015, EU Naval Force flagship, ESPS Galicia, hosted four local Somali leaders on board. Meetings such as this, which take place at sea near to the Somali coast, help to build mutual understanding and trust between counter-piracy forces and the Somali population. The leaders were greeted and welcomed on board by […]

  • 24 April 2017
    Training & Education

    Earlier this month USNS Kanawha replenished ESPS Galicia of EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta at sea (RAS). Having sailed into the counter-piracy sea areas in the Gulf of Aden, the flag ship of Operation Atalanta, ESPS Galicia went alongside USNS Kanawha to replenish fuel and stores in preparation for her continued deployment with the EU Naval […]

  • 5 August 2015
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    On 31 July 2015, Operation Atalanta flagship, Spanish warship ESPS Galicia, sailed into the port of Salalah to resupply with food and stores. During the visit, Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Fernández Gómez de Córdoba, took the opportunity to invite on board the commanding officer of INS Sunayna, Commander Sarvpreet Singh, as the Indian warship […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During her recent visit to Mahé, Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia conducted a training exercise that implemented the Seychelles national contingency plan for anti-pollution, search and rescue and fire fighting. The exercise scenario included the Maritime Operations Centre run by the Seychelles Coast Guard deploying speedboats and a patrol vessel in response to a collision between […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s Landing Platform Dock (LPD), ESPS Galicia, arrived to her homeport of Rota, Spain, after a six month deployment. The vessel, which was conducting missions as part of the counter piracy Operation Atalanta, entered Rota yesterday, October 25. This was Galicia’s third deployment in the counter piracy operation off the coast of Somalia. The vessel’s […]

  • 3 March 2017
    Authorities

    Republic of Korea Navy destroyer Choi Young officially joined operation Atalanta welcoming aboard the operation’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado Muñoz-Rojas during a joint counter-piracy patrol off the coast of Somalia. The Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin-class destroyer joined EU NAVFOR warships in the fight to prevent acts of piracy off the coast of Somalia. The contribution […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Authorities

    Italian Navy Rear Admiral Fabio Gregori took over command of the EU counter-piracy operation Atalanta from Spanish Navy Rear Admiral Rafael Fernández-Pintado during a ceremony in Djibouti on July 27. EU NAVFOR’s deputy operation commander, Rear-Admiral Alfonso Pérez de Nanclares (Spanish Navy), also attended the ceremony. The outgoing commander led the operation from aboard the Spanish Navy […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Operation Atalanta’s Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Cordoba, paid a visit to ESPS Meteoro at sea off the coast of Somalia on September 23. The two Spanish warships, ESPS Galicia and ESPS Meteoro, had met at sea to carry out a replenishment of stores and the Force Commander took the opportunity to visit […]