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  • 7 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    During a scheduled port of call in Antsiranana (Madagascar), the oceanic patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Rayo’ carried out training drills with personnel from the Madagascan Navy. This is the fifth time the ‘Rayo’ collaborates with Horn of Africa coastal states taking advantage of her deployment, participating in operation ‘Atalanta’. These training activities, framed within the so-called […]

  • 28 May 2015

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ‘Rayo’ has just returned to her home port in Las Palmas, Canary Island, after a six-month deployment participating in the EU-led operation ‘Atalanta’ against piracy in Indian Ocean waters. The OPV, under the command of Lieutenant-Commander Rafael Samaniego, had a complement of 87 people including her own crew, the support […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia launched the Spanish Navy’s fifth BAM (Buque de Acción Marítima) ship on March 30 at its Cadiz-San Fernando shipyard. Named Audaz, (which translates to bold or audacious) the modular offshore patrol vessel is the fifth of overall nine units the Spanish Navy plans to acquire. The launching ceremony was attended by the Spanish minister […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Spanish Navy commissioned its fifth Buque de Acción Marítima (BAM) ship in a ceremony in San Fernando on July 27. The ceremony was chaired by Ángel Olivares Ramírez, Secretary of State for Defense, with the head of the Spanish Navy (AJEMA), Admiral General Teodoro López Calderón, and other government and shipbuilder officials in attendance. BAM Audaz […]

  • 24 February 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Navantia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Veercraft Marine, the shipbuilding company located in South Africa, in which both parties wish to collaborate with regards to the construction of Offshore Patrol Vessels and Inshore Patrol Vessels for the South Africa Navy, in relation with BIRO Project. The objective of both companies is to identify […]

  • 18 February 2015

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 January 2015

    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 […]

  • 12 February 2015

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Austal and German designer Fassmer hosted over 120 Victorian defence and manufacturing companies for an industry engagement forum in Melbourne. The forum was held to allow the companies to learn about the Austal Fassmer joint venture bid for Australia’s $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program. Austal’s vice president defence, Davyd Thomas AO CSC, […]

  • 21 May 2012
    Industry news

      Minister for Justice Equality & Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., has announced that the building of new Naval Service offshore patrol vessels (OPV) ships is well underway. The keel laying ceremony of the first of two OPV’s took place at Babcock Marine’s shipyard in north Devon. Senior representatives of the Naval Service and the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 February 2015

    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 […]

  • 20 September 2019

    HMS Medway (P223), the second of the Royal Navy’s new River-class offshore patrol vessels (OPV), has been officially welcomed into the navy with her commissioning ceremony at Chatham Dockyard on September 19, 2019. The Portsmouth-based OPV sailed to the docks in Kent on the River Medway – the waterway she’s named after – for the […]

  • 3 March 2015

    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 […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Indian Navy received the fourth 105 m class Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) INS Sumitra on 16 July, 2014.   Goa Shipyard Limited was contracted to design and build the four NOPVs in order to reinforce the country’s maritime defence. INS Sumitra, the Indian Navy’s largest Offshore Patrol Vessel, is fitted with a large number of […]

  • 8 July 2015

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ‘Alborán’, currently engaged in the albacore surveillance and protection campaign off Cape Finisterre, assisted a Spanish fishing boat with a fisherman with a stroke on board. Given the seriousness of the cerebrovascular accident, it was decided to medevac the fisherman by helicopter. On Friday 3rd the OPV received a distress call […]

  • 17 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The two vessels were retired after only ten years of service.

  • 12 February 2015

    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 […]

  • 14 January 2014
    Industry news

    The Indian Navy has taken delivery of its third 105m Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NPOV), named INS SUMEDHA. With today’s delivery, Goa Shipyard achieved a milestone of 200 delivered vessels and joined the elite class of shipbuilders. The OPV was in-house built and the largest constructed ship by Goa Shipyard for the Indian Navy. Goa […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Sri Lankan Navy is to commission the first of two India-built offshore patrol vessels, SLNS Sayural, after it is delivered in a ceremony set for July 22. According to India’s Hindustan Times, the 105 meter long OPV is expected to be inducted into Sri Lanka Navy service on August 2. The two OPVs, built […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The new generation Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV), INS Sumitra, built by Goa Shipyard Limited for the Indian Navy, will be formally commissioned  by Admiral Robin K Dhowan PVSM, AVSM,  YSM, ADC, Chief of Naval Staff  on 4th September 2014 at Chennai.   The state-of-the-art warship will join Eastern Naval Command at Chennai for nation’s maritime surveillance and coastal […]

  • 23 November 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The OPV Gowind L’Adroit is intrinsically a powerful means of dissuasion and action to ensure maritime security. The L’Adroit can be equipped with lethal and non lethal guns and other weapons, all true assets when used at the right time and place. The French Navy equipped the L’Adroit with a 20 mm gun hosted on […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Industry news

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group has brought in British company Babcock International to provide platform engineering design for the design and construction phases of the United States Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) class vessels. Under the contract, Babcock will deliver a whole ship 3D model, selected systems and production support as part of the new design work, […]