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  • 15 January 2015
    Training & Education

    On Sunday 11 January during one of her counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, sighted several fishing vessels. In order to develop a greater understanding of the pattern of life of local seafarers and any concerns they may have about piracy, the Spanish Navy warship’s Commanding Officer tasked […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Authorities

    On Monday 16th February, during one of her counter-piracy patrols in the Somali Basin, EU Naval Force Warship, ESPS Rayo, met local fishermen at sea. Meetings such as this help to develop a greater understanding of the pattern of life of local seafarers and strengthen mutual trust and cooperation. After ESPS Rayo’s Boarding Team approached […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Authorities

    EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Rayo provided much-needed medical assistance during a ‘friendly approach’ to local Yemeni seafarers during counter-piracy operations in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC). This was the sixth friendly approach that ESPS Rayo has achieved since joining Operation Atalanta. Thanks to favourable weather conditions, the ship’s radar systems were able to […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Spanish Navy Oceanic Patrol Vessel ESPS Rayo has completed a successful deployment with Operation Atalanta, having spent 85 days as part of the EU Naval Force off the coast of Somalia. The Spanish warship had departed her home port of Cartagena on 15 February and after transiting the Suez Canal and Red Sea, she commenced […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Authorities

    On Friday 27 February, during her port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed on board the commander of the Japanese Escort Division 2, Captain Masatoshi Kashihara, along with representatives from Japanese Warship, JS Harusame. The Japanese delegation was given a brief on the warship’s systems and functions, followed by a tour […]

  • 20 February 2015
    Authorities

    On 18th February, EU Naval Force warship ESPS Rayo hosted the Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren. The Admiral was accompanied by a delegation of four officers from his multi-national Force Headquarters on board HNLMS Johan de Witt. During his visit, Rear Admiral Haggren was briefed on the capabilities of ESPS Rayo and her contribution […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Monday 8 December Spanish warship ESPS Rayo joined the EU Naval Force. The ship will be deployed at sea in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden for the next 6 months. Following an intense period of operational sea training, ESPS Rayo departed her home port of Las Palmas on 17 November, with an […]

  • 26 December 2014
    Training & Education

    On Sunday 21 December whilst conducting counter-piracy patrols, Spanish Navy warship, ESPS Rayo, met local seafarers in the Gulf of Aden. This is the third meeting that the crew from ESPS Rayo has carried out with local fishermen since her departure from Spain. ESPS Rayo is part of Spain’s contribution to the European Union’s fight […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Authorities

    During her recent port visit to the Seychelles EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed on board the Deputy Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Mr Maciej Popowski. Mr Popowski, who was accompanied by the Secretary General of the Indian Ocean Comission, Mr. Jean Claude de la Estrac, along with other EU […]

  • 15 March 2013

      After MV Royal Grace was released by pirates on Friday 8 March, it was EU Naval Force Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel ESPS Rayo who ensured that the chemical tanker and her crew stayed safe as the vessel sailed north towards Omani waters. ESPS Rayo was conducting counter piracy patrols last Friday 8 March, when she […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy warship ESPS Rayo, currently part of the EU mission in Africa, recently became the first EU NAVFOR ship to visit the Republic of Mauritius as she pulled into Port Louis on November 4. During her time in the Mauritius capital, the offshore patrol vessel hosted Ambassador Marjaana Sall, head of delegation of the European Union […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    During their recent port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed the Spanish Chief of Defence Staff, General Admiral Fernando García Sánchez, on board. General Admiral García Sánchez was accompanied by several military officials, including the Fleet Admiral and Joint Operations Commander. The Chief of Defence congratulated the Spanish Navy crew for […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Authorities

    During her visit to Port Victoria, Seychelles, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, hosted the Deputy Commander of Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Paolo Pezzutti. This was the first visit Rear Admiral Paolo Pezzutti has paid to an EU Naval Force warship since he took over the role of Deputy Commander on January 23. After refreshments […]

  • 15 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On Wednesday 6 May 2015 Spanish Navy warship, ESPS Rayo, completed her counter-piracy deployment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. Since joining the Mission in December 2014, she has sailed more than 28,000 nautical miles in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, conducting patrols and meeting local seafarers. During her deployment, […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Training & Education

    On Friday, 9th January 2015, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, successfully conducted a Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) with United States supply ship USNS Charles Drew in the Gulf of Aden. Task Force 53, to which the US ship is attached, provides regular replenishment support to the EU Naval Force’s counter-piracy warships and other international forces in […]

  • 16 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On Monday 15 December, during her port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship ESPS Rayo conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training in support of and in coordination with, the EU maritime capacity building mission, EU CAP Nestor. The training began with a briefing on board ESPS Rayo for Djiboutian naval personnel. This was […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Training & Education

    On the morning of 27 March, the helicopter of Dutch EU Naval Force warship HNLMS De Ruyter landed on the flight deck of the Spanish EU Naval Force vessel ESPS Rayo, becoming the first helicopter from another Operation Atalanta unit to land on the Spanish warship. This helicopter landing occurred as the two ships conducted […]

  • 29 April 2013
    Training & Education

    On 24 April the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta, Commodore Jorge Novo Palma, visited ESPS Rayo. It was the first time to personally meet Rayo’s Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Commander Rafael Hernandez Rodriguez, and his crew. During the short visit Rayo’s Commanding Officer briefed the Force Commander on the capabilities […]

  • 4 March 2013
    Training & Education

    After navigating the Suez Canal and Bab-el-Mandeb strait, ESPS Rayo joined EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta on Tuesday 26 February.  Having completed her first patrol in the Southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, the Spanish warship is currently alongside Djibouti, together with EU NAVFOR flagship, ESPS Méndez Núnez. With an […]

  • 9 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On Thursday 26 March, EU Naval Force warship ESPS Rayo conducted maritime training with the Malagasy Navy during her port visit to Antsiranana. Following a short tour of the ship, the Malagasy Navy trainees were briefed on navigation procedures in shallow waters and on the Electronic Chart Display (ECDIS) systems on board. After the briefing, […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Training & Education

    On Wednesday 30th August, during her port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship ESPS Rayo conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training in support of the Djiboutian Coast Guard. The training began with a briefing on board ESPS Rayo for the Djiboutian Coast Guard personnel. This was followed by comprehensive training in fire fighting […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Authorities

    While conducting counter-piracy patrols near to the Somali coastline, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed on board local Somali leaders. The Somali leaders joined the crew in the Officers’ Wardroom for lunch, where they discussed the piracy situation off the coast of Somalia and other maritime issues. Before they departed ESPS Rayo, the Somali […]

  • 28 April 2015
    Authorities

    On Wednesday 22nd April, during her port visit to Dubai, Spanish warship ESPS Rayo welcomed on board the Spanish Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Mr José Eugenio Salarich. Port visits such as this are an opportunity to resupply the warship with food and stores, and give the crew the chance to take some […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities

    During their port visit to Djibouti on Monday 23 February 2015, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, hosted 35 Somali Coast Guard (SCG) cadets. The visit was organized in support of the European Union’s maritime capacity building mission, EUCAP Nestor, which is helping to strengthen maritime capabilities of regional states in the Horn of Africa. […]

  • 11 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On Friday 6 February, during her visit to Port Victoria, Seychelles, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, conducted Local Maritime Training. This was in support of the EU maritime capacity building mission and in coordination with EUCAP Nestor. After receiving a safety brief onboard the ship’s sea boat, trainees from the Seychelles Marine Police Patrol […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    During the morning of 19th December, EU Naval Force Warship, ESPS Rayo, and the South Korean destroyer, ROKS Daejoyeong, met at sea to to enhance the relationship between EU Naval Force warships and those of other task forces operating in the area. ROKS Daejoyeong, whose main task is to escort convoys and to counter piracy […]

  • 25 March 2013

    The Spanish Oceanic Patrol Vessel ESPS Rayo, as part of the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta, has taken advantage of her second port visit in Djibouti to conduct training on 20 and 21 March 2013 with the Djiboutian Navy and Coast Guard. The Boarding Team of ESPS Rayo and Spanish Marines […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During her port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, conducted maritime training in support of the EU’s maritime capacity building mission, EUCAP Nestor. On Tuesday 24 February, sailors from the Djiboutian Navy were briefed on the range of equipment on board the Spanish warship that is used in damage control situations. After […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Over the past few weeks, the EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Navarra, has carried out several friendly approaches to fishing dhows off the northern coast of Somalia. After sighting several fishing dhows, the Spanish frigate established communications with the masters. After a short conversation, the Masters invited the sailors on board. After the meeting, which […]