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  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish warship, ESPS Meteoro, performed friendly approaches with local seafarers in the Somali Basin on Wednesday, September 30. After sighting the seafarers in the early morning, ESPS Meteoro’s crew delivered food and drink, as well as giving minor medical assistance to the master of one of the dhows. In the afternoon ESPS Meteoro performed a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 December 2013

    On Thursday 28 November EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Meteoro made its ninth and last replenishment at sea (RAS) with the logistic American ship USNS Joshua Humphries. The meeting between both ships was close to the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor in the Gulf of Aden, and five days before ESPS Meteoro finished its long deployment […]

  • 23 October 2013

    Since her departure from her home port of Las Palmas in the Canary Isles on 15 July 2013, Spanish Ocean Patrol vessel, ESPS Meteoro, has certainly been very busy.  The warship has sailed over 14,000 nautical miles and the crew has carried out a range of activities off the Somali Coast. ESPS Meteoro commenced her […]

  • 12 August 2013

    Spanish Maritime Action Ship (BAM) ‘Meteoro’ relieved on August 7 the frigate ‘Numancia’ in the port of Djibouti. Operation ‘Atalanta’ is a EU-led mission fighting piracy in the coast of Somalia. Meteoro will remain in the theatre of operations for a period of four months. Her mission will be to protect WFP (World Food Program) […]

  • 10 September 2013
    Training & Education

    On Thursday 5 September, Spanish warship ESPS Meteoro, which is part of the European Union’s counter piracy Naval Force operating off the Horn of Africa, gave assistance to a Yemeni dhow, which had suffered steerage difficulties, with a faulty rudder. In the early morning, the ship’s SH60B helicopter, which is part of the 10th Squadron […]

  • 3 September 2015

    On Tuesday 1st September 2015, Spanish warship, ESPS Meteoro, joined Operation Atalanta off the Coast of Somalia for the second time. ESPS Meteoro left her home port of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands at the beginning of August to start her three month deployment with the EU’s counter-piracy operation. Under the command of Lieutenant […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Training & Education

    On Tuesday 10 September, EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Spanish warship ESPS Meteoro embarked a Skeldar V-200 Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in the port of Djibouti. Prior to embarking the UAV on board the ESPS Meteoro, it was tested by the Spanish Navy in Canary Islands waters on board the Spanish Maritime Action Ship […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Training & Education

     Maritime Action Ship ‘Meteoro’, homeported in Las Palmas (the Canary Islands), departed on deployment on July 15 to participate in counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’  in the Indian Ocean. The farewell ceremony was presided over by the Flag Officer of the Canary Islands Naval Command Gregorio Bueno Murga. ‘Meteoro’ is the third ship of her class to […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish warship, ESPS Meteoro carried out training with the Tanzanian Navy during a port visit to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Tuesday, September 15. Officer cadets from the Tanzanian Navy were hosted on board ESPS Meteoro, where they were trained on the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), and the self protection measures implemented […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Meteoro’ has been actively participating in the anti-pollution efforts after the Russian trawler ‘Oleg Naydenov’ sank south of Gran Canaria. The OPV was activated on April 23rd to provide support to the cleaning campaign, since these patrol boats are adequately fitted with pollution fighting equipment. Once deployed, the ‘Meteoro’ worked […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Training & Education

    On Friday 4 October, during their recent visit to the Port of Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship ESPS Meteoro conducted a diving exercise with the Djiboutian Navy and Coastguard, organised in cooperation with EUCAP Nestor. The Djiboutian Forces and EUCAP Nestor team were welcomed on board by the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Commander Juan Carlos Perez […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish warship, ESPS Meteoro, conducted a refueling at sea in the Gulf of Aden with US resupply ship, USNS Pecos, which is currently attached to the Combined Maritime Forces. On Tuesday 6 October,  As a replenishment at sea is a complex manoeuvre, both crews benefited from excellent weather conditions. A total of 102 cubic metres were […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Spanish Navy’s ESPS Meteoro is joining the European Union Naval Force’s (EUNAVFOR) Operation Atalanta in the Indian Ocean. The offshore patrol vessel departed the Military Arsenal of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on April 1, 2018, the navy informed. As explained, the deployment of Meteoro is part of the country’s efforts to maintain security in […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Training & Education

    During their recent logistical visit to the Seychelles, Spanish Ocean Patrol Vessel (OPV), ESPS Meteoro, held a number of very productive meetings with EUCAP Nestor and the Seychelles Coast Guard. On the 25th of October, ESPS Meteoro was visited by 18 members of the Seychelles Coast Guard, in conduct Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB). After […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On Friday 4th September 2015 Spanish warship, ESPS Meteoro, rendezvoused with Colombian warship, ARC 7 de Agosto, off the coast of Somalia. As part of the Colombian warship’s close collaboration with Operation Atalanta, members of the crew were flown on board ESPS Meteoro for a tour of the ship and a briefing on its capabilities. […]

  • 19 August 2013

    On August 6th, after passing through the Suez Canal, navigating the Red Sea and crossing the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb, the Spanish warship ESPS Meteoro has been integrated into the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta. The ESPS Meteoro is the first of a series of four modern, multipurpose Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPV) […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Training & Education

    EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Meteoro has recently completed a busy period of Friendly Approaches meeting 23 dhows and skiffs in just 3 days. During these approaches the boat crews received information about the movements of maritime traffic in the area and strengthened relationships with local seafarers. The understanding between the maritime community in the […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    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 […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s ESPS Meteoro and the Royal Netherlands Navy’s HNLMS Groningen conducted replenishment at sea on September 2 which enabled them to continue their missions. Warships deployed with Operation Atalanta are able to remain at sea to protect World Food Programme (WFP) vessels and conduct counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean due […]

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

    Five warships, currently deployed as part of Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia, recently met in the Gulf of Aden. Operation Atalanta’s flagship, ITS Carabiniere, was joined by Spanish warships, ESPS Victoria and ESPS Meteoro, Dutch warship HNLMS Groningen, and German warship, FGS Erfurt on Friday, October 23. The ships came together in a close-formation […]

  • 26 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Meteoro (P41) recently took part in an anti-drug operation in the Atlantic Ocean. The operation, which was conducted on the night of May 16 about 800 miles away from Canary Islands, resulted in the seizure of 1,800 kilos of cocaine aboard a recreational vessel. After conducting a search of the vessel, 85 bundles […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Meteoro joined the anti-pollution efforts in the waters off the Canary Islands on April 23. After a Russian fishing vessel Oleg Naydenov, which was carrying more than 1,400 tonnes of fuel oil, sank more than 10 days ago, on April 14, the officials have been monitoring the site. An oil slick soon appeared […]

  • 4 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Operation Atalanta warships, ESPS Meteoro and HNLMS Groningen, carried out training with the Seychelles Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Police during their port visit to Port Victoria on Friday, October 30. The busy day of training started with ESPS Meteoro welcoming the Seychelles Air Force on board to practice sea survival techniques following an aircraft ditching, […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s ESPS Meteoro started her journey home to Spain after completing a three-month deployment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia On Sunday 15 November 2015  During her time on operations, the offshore patrol vessel, ESPS Meteoro conducted counter-piracy patrols and helped to protect World Food Programme (WFP) vessels from potential pirate attacks. The […]

  • 22 October 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s Meteoro Class offshore patrol vessel Rayo (P42) is on a two day visit to the port of Malaga, Spain. The vessel, deployed on a maritime surveillance task in the Alboran Sea, will depart Malaga tomorrow, October 23. During the stay, Rayo will open its doors to visitors. Commanded by Lieutenant Commander Rafael Samaniego, Rayo, the […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Meteoro, homeported in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, is on its way to join the counter-piracy Operation Atalanta in the Indian Ocean. This deployment is part of the Spanish commitment with this EU mission which started back in 2008 to fight piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Somalia protecting commercial shipping and […]

  • 21 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Earlier this week during a port-call at Dar es Salaam the Spanish Ocean Patrol Vessel ESPS ‘Meteoro’, as part of the EU Naval Froce (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta has carried out a series of trainings with personnel from the Tanzanian Navy as part of the Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB). The participants were briefed […]