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  • 8 August 2013

    On Wednesday 7 August, ESPS Numancia completed her deployment with the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta, and started her journey back to her home port in Rota, Spain. This was the second time that the Spanish frigate has deployed as part of EU NAVFOR, the first having been from the […]

  • 26 August 2013

    The Spanish frigate ‘Numancia’ has arrived at her home port in Rota Naval Base with 197 people on board after a five-month deployment in operation ‘Atalanta’ fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean as part of EUNAVFOR (European Union Naval Force). The Spanish warship has finished her second deployment in ‘Atalanta’ after the 2009 participation in […]

  • 13 June 2013

     The commanding officer and crew of EU Naval Force warship ESPS Numancia have received a heartfelt thank you from the crew of chemical tanker MT Perla, after the Spanish frigate provided assistance to two seriously injured Filipino sailors after they suffered severe burns in a fire on board their merchant ship. The fire onboard MT […]

  • 29 July 2013

    On July 23rd, the frigate ‘Numancia’ and the COVAM (Spanish Navy Surveillance and Operations Center) provided support to the Spanish trawler ‘Albacora Cuatro’ in the Indian Ocean. The COVAM received a call from the Spanish trawler informing of an engine breakdown and was sailing adrift. A member of the crew was seriously injured in the […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Training & Education

    During a recent port visit to Djibouti ships company from the EU NAVFOR warship ESPS Numancia conducted training in support of EUCAP NESTOR with the Djiboutian Coastguard. EUCAP NESTOR is the EU’s Maritime Capacity Building mission within the Horn of Africa region. Members of the Djiboutian Coastguard were accompanied by Lieutenant Commander Fernando Díaz del […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy frigate Reina Sofía (F-84) departed Rota Naval Base yesterday, May 18, to relieve ESPS Numancia, another Spanish Navy frigate integrated into Operation Sophia since January 2016. Numancia has participated in multiple rescue operation during her deployment. Just recently, the frigate worked with Royal Navy’s HMS Enterprise to save 436 migrants. Operation Sophia is […]

  • 10 April 2013
    Training & Education

    ESPS Numancia joined the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta on Saturday 6 April. The Spanish frigate belongs to the 41st Escort Squadron and this is the second time that she has deployed as part of Atalanta. The previous time was in 2009, when Numancia also performed the role of EU Naval Force […]

  • 2 May 2016

    European naval vessels rescued a total of 587 migrants trying to reach Europe in five unseaworthy boats. In the morning hours of April 29, a Spanish maritime patrol aircraft spotted the migrants and reported that one of the boats was in poor condition and semi-sunken. Four ships assigned to EUNAVFOR’s mission to prevent loss of […]

  • 19 January 2016

    Spanish ESPS Numancia, based at Naval Station Rota, left her homeport in the morning of January 18 to relieve the frigate Canarias which was deployed in the Mediterranean Sea with EUNAVFOR’s Operation Sophia. The frigate sailed off to her area of operations after a ceremony which was presided over by the Admiral of the Fleet, Francisco […]

  • 28 January 2016

    The Spanish frigate ESPS Numancia, which replaced her sister ship ESPS Canarias in the EUNAVFOR operation Sophia, yesterday, January 27, carried out her first rescue operation since joining the operation in the Mediterranean Sea. The Spanish air force aircraft VIGMA D-4 was conducting an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance flight when it spotted two rubber boats in […]

  • 26 January 2016

    The Spanish Navy ship has been deployed to EUNAVFOR’s Operation Sophia for 114 days and has saved lives of 1,122 people. The frigate Canarias on January 18 ended its mission in the Central Mediterranean where the ship’s crew have been fighting illegal trafficking off the coast of Libya for more than 100 days. During this time, the frigate has […]

  • 5 May 2016

    Spanish Navy frigate Numancia and Royal Navy survey ship HMS Enterprise, presently deployed in EUNAVFOR’s operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea, rescued 436 people off the coast of Libya. The Spanish frigate was on patrol in the area when a maritime patrol aircraft spotted and informed of a boat adrift with many people onboard. The Italian Maritime […]

  • 12 July 2013

    Spanish frigate ‘Numancia’, integrated into the EUNAVFOR operation ‘Atalanta’ against piracy in the Indian Ocean, has been involved in an intense search for survivors of the merchant ship ‘Albedo’ sunken off the coast of Somalia. The ‘Albedo’,  was hijacked on November 25th 2010 while on her way to Mombasa (Kenya). The crew consisted of 23 […]

  • 5 July 2013

    The Chief of the Spanish Defense Staff (JEMAD), Admiral Fernando García Sánchez, visited FFG ‘Numancia’ on July 1st. The ship is deployed in Djibouti and integrated in EUNAVFOR’s operation ‘Atalanta’ since April 6th, fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean. Once on board, JEMAD addressed the ship’s crew on behalf of the Minister of Defense and […]

  • 31 May 2016

    Spanish Navy’s Santa María-class frigate ‘Numancia’ (F-83) returned to Rota Naval Base after a four-month deployment to Operation Sophia in the central Mediterranean Sea. During her EUNAVFOR MED deployment, the Numancia took part in six rescue operations saving the lives of more than 1,200 people. The warship further neutralized seven craft and arrested three alleged human traffickers. The […]

  • 12 April 2013

     Yesterday morning (April 11), whilst sailing along the northern coast of Somalia, the Spanish frigate ESPS Numancia, deployed with the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta, performed a friendly approach on a Yemeni dhow to help promote understanding about EU NAVFOR´s mission amongst the regional maritime community and to gather information about the […]

  • 2 February 2016

    One German corvette and one Spanish frigate participated in a medical evacuation of a migrant previously saved in the Mediterranean Sea. On January 28, German frigate FGS Ludwigshafen am Rhein carried out her first rescue operation on her deployment with Operation Sophia. The frigate embarked a total of 121 migrants on board. One of the […]

  • 22 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy’s has recently conducted MAR-41, a fleet readiness exercise which took place in the Gulf of Cadiz and the Strait of Gibraltar. Participating units included F-80 frigates Victoria, Numancia and Canarias together with the landing helicopter dock (LHD) Juan Carlos I and the auxiliary ship AOR Cantabria. The exercise was also joined by Marine Corps special operations […]

  • 8 March 2016

    Op Sophia vessels, assisted by the Spanish air force aircraft Vigma D-4 rescued 208 migrants at sea, while they were sailing towards Europe on March 6. According to EUNAVFOR, migrants on board two rubber boats were spotted by the Vigma D-4 aircraft 30 Nautical Miles North of Tripoli. The aircraft then reported their position to the Italian Maritime Rescue […]

  • 10 September 2015

    Around 2,650 Spanish Navy servicemen, 12 surface ships, a submarine, 4 helicopters, 2 fixed-wing aircraft and Marine Corps units will take part in the biggest NATO deployment of the last decade – Trident Juncture 2015. This training activity will extend from October 3rd to November 6th bringing together more than 30,000 people from 30 nations. […]

  • 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) […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy has recently concluded an anti-air missile firing exercise in the Gulf of Cadiz with the F-80 frigates Victoria, Numancia and Canarias. The navy said the training exercises were designed to verify the proper functioning of all systems (fire control, launcher, programs, etc.) and the correct performance of the Standard SM-1 missile. The drills also served to […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Norwegian Navy frigate and NATO Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) flagship, KNM Otto Sverdrup, wrapped up her four-day visit to the Algerian capital of Algiers on October 19. The frigate arrived to Algiers together with Spanish Navy’s ESPS ESPS Numancia visiting the country as part of NATO operation Sea Guardian but also as part of […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s multi-purpose amphibious assault ship Juan Carlos I hosted King Felipe VI during the LIVEX phase of exercise ‘Trident Juncture 2015’. The Spanish Navy participates in this exercise with 2,650 people, 13 ships, 4 helicopters and 2 fixed-wing aircraft King Felipe VI, accompanied by the Chief of the Defense Staff, Admiral General Fernando García, and […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships and personnel from eight European countries are set to begin the second European amphibious exercise Emerald Move 2016 (ERMO) off the coast of the Italian island of Sardinia on Monday, October 3. The ERMO 16 is an undertaking of the European Amphibious Initiative (EAI), an organization which aims to strengthen the interoperability of European forces and […]

  • 11 June 2013

    Australia’s HMAS Newcastle has provided medical treatment and evacuated two badly burned Filipino merchant seamen from a stricken oil tanker in the Somali Basin. The seamen from the Liberian registered Merchant Tanker Perla, were severely burned during a machinery fire which left the tanker powerless, adrift and vulnerable to pirate attack on 7 June 2013. […]