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  • 15 September 2015

    Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Infanta Elena (P76) recently took part in a search and rescue mission involving a vessel with 8 migrants on board. While conducting its mission in the Alboran Sea, Infanta Elena was ordered to inspect the vessel which sailing about 30 miles away at the time. As they set the course to the vessel’s last known […]

  • 16 March 2015

    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 […]

  • 27 February 2012

    ESPS INFANTA ELENA, a Descubierta class corvette, joins the EUNAVFOR operation ATALANTA today, 27 February. ESPS INFANTA ELENA, commissioned into the Spanish Navy in April 1980 is a patrol ship of 1200 tonnes. The Spanish ship joins OP ATALANTA operations with the mission to protect vulnerable shipping and World Food Programme vessels, in addition to […]

  • 19 February 2015

    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, […]

  • 9 April 2015

    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, […]

  • 5 August 2015

    Spanish Navy’s patrol boat Infanta Elena (P76) recently assisted a fishing vessel in distress near Cabo Tiñoso, Murcia, Spain. Infanta Elena, which is currently on patrol conducting maritime surveillance and security measures in the Mediterranean, learned through an emergency call on August 3 that the fishing vessel Melchor y Juana had a leak on board. The patrol vessel […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 August 2017

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The oceanic patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ has just returned to her home port in Cartagena after a 73-day deployment in the Gulf of Guinea and the West African coast.   During this tour, the Spanish Navy ship took part in a series of international maritime security exercises, and trained local navies to efficiently manage […]

  • 27 February 2014

    The Spanish Navy’s Oceanic Patrol Vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ has left Cartagena to take part in different cooperation-related activities in the African continent that the Ministry of Defense and the Spanish Navy carry out as part of the ‘Africa Partnership Station’ (APS) initiative. The deployment is scheduled to conclude on May 11th.   During this […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ has just concluded her participation in the international exercise ‘Saharan Express’ intended to develop and strengthen the capabilities of African nations in the control of their own territorial waters and exclusive economic zones.   The African Partnership Station (APS) is an initiative designed to enhance the stability and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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;

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 April 2012
    Training & Education

    On Thursday 29th March Spanish warship ESPS INFANTA ELENA, operating as part of the European counter piracy force (EUNAVFOR), came to the aid of a Somali fishing vessel, adrift off the coast of Mogadishu. INFANTA ELENA was patrolling the waters off the coast of Somalia as part of its mission to deter piracy and protect […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Spanish oceanic patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ called at Douala (Cameroon) from March 29th to April 2nd as part of her scheduled African deployment. The main goal of the port of call was cooperation and training of Cameroonian Navy forces on Maritime Security.   During the instruction sessions, a naval squad was thoroughly trained […]

  • 19 April 2012

    During the last week EU Naval Force (NAVFOR) Spanish and French frigates have ensured that much needed humanitarian aid has been delivered safely to the people of Somalia.  From 5 to 11 April, Spanish frigate ESPS Infanta Elena and French warship FS Aconit took it in turns to escort World Food Programme (WFP) ship MW […]

  • 24 April 2012

    On Wednesday 18 April, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Spanish warship, ESPS Infanta Elena rescued 6 Sri Lankan fishermen and their fishing vessel from 7 suspected pirates. The fishing vessel had been in the hands of suspect pirates since November 2011 and was reportedly being used as a mother-ship to launch attacks against merchant shipping […]

  • 14 May 2015

    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 […]

  • 7 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The oceanic patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ called at the port of Nouakchott (Mauritania) to conduct joint training exercises with the Mauritanian Navy. This is the last port of call of her APS deployment before returning back to Spain.   During the call, more than 30 Mauritanian servicemen participated in several maritime interdiction (MIO) and […]

  • 14 April 2017

    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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 November 2017

    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 […]

  • 4 June 2015

    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 […]