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  • 23 April 2014

    The Spanish Navy’s oceanic patrol vessel ‘Relámpago’, currently participating in the European-led counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean, has provided escort to a World Food Program ship transiting the area.   The escorted vessel, the merchant ship ‘Juba Liner II’, departed from the Kenyan port of Mombasa towards Somalia transporting food to the refugees […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Authorities

    The oceanic patrol vessel ‘Relámpago’, currently participating in the European-led counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean, has organized a meeting with Caluula authorities.   This enclave used to be a shelter for pirates operating in the Horn of Africa. The ‘Relámpago’ –currently deployed off the Somali coast carrying out friendly MSAVs (maritime situational awareness […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Authorities

    The oceanic patrol vessel ‘Relámpago’, currently participating in the European-led counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean, has provided medical assistance to a ‘dhow’-type fishing boat off the coast of Somalia.   The ‘Relámpago’ carried out a friendly approach or MSAV (maritime situational awareness visit) to the fishing boat as part of her counter-piracy mission, […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities

    The oceanic patrol vessel ‘Relámpago’, currently participating in the European-led counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean, has provided medical assistance to a couple of fishermen in Somali waters.   The two fishermen were crew members of a ‘dhow’, a small trawler-type boat characteristic of this area. They had infected injuries caused by the fishing […]

  • 25 October 2016
    Authorities

    Spanish frigate ESPS Santa Maria completed her six month deployment with operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia and handed over her duties to another Spanish warship, ESPS Relampago, on October 24. During her deployment, ESPS Santa Maria conducted patrols at sea in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean to deter any potential pirate attacks, as […]

  • 17 March 2017
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Relámpago returned home on March 16, concluding a six-month deployment to operation Atalanta, a EU-led counter-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia. The crew sailed over 28,000 nautical miles, and has conducted over 50 approaches, greeting Somali fishermen and other vessels during counter-piracy patrols. Relámpago departed its homeport of Las Palmas Naval […]

  • 25 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Five months after departing from her home port of Las Palmas, in Spain, the EU Naval Force Spanish Ocean Patrol Vessel (OPV), ESPS Relámpago, has completed her counter-piracy deployment with Operation Atalanta in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.   As she departed for home waters, the Spanish Navy frigate, ESPS Navarra, re-joined the […]

  • 7 November 2016
    Authorities

    Operation Atalanta’s force commander, Commodore Luyckx, who is currently embarked in the EU naval force flagship, HNLMS Tromp, took an opportunity to visit Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ESPS Relampago as it was conducting her counter-piracy patrols off Somalia. After being welcomed on board by ESPS Relampago’s commanding officer, Lieutenant Commander Fransisco Garcia Flores, Commodore […]

  • 29 October 2012
    Training & Education

    On 27 October EU NAVFOR Force Commander, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino, visited Spanish warship ESPS Relampago, which is operating as part of the European Union Naval Force deployed off the Horn of Africa and Gulf of Aden in counter-piracy operation – Atalanta. The Force Commander and members of his staff were welcomed onboard by Relampago’s […]

  • 10 September 2012
    Training & Education

    On Saturday 8 September, Spanish warship ESPS Relámpago, currently operating as part of the EU Naval Force – Operation ATALANTA, fighting piracy off the Somali Coast, rescued 68 people after finding them adrift in a small boat in the middle of the Gulf of Aden. The stricken vessel was first sighted from the air by […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy sailors supporting EUNAVFOR’s operation Atalanta aboard offshore patrol vessel ESPS Relampago recently took an opportunity to train with AMISOM’s marine unit close to the port of Mogadishu. The training included briefings and exercises on boat handling, search and rescue, first aid and boarding a vessel at sea that is suspected of being involved in […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ESPS Relámpago, currently part of the European Union Naval Force, met in the Gulf of Aden with Task Force 151 Pakistan Navy Ship, PNS Tariq on January 1. During the meeting, crewmembers from both ships cross-decked to the other in order to meet and share common procedures used in the area of operations. On […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ESPS Relampago took part in a range of maritime training exercises with the Seychelles Maritime Police, Coastguard and Air force during their visit to the Seychelles. The first day of training focused on briefings about search and rescue (SAR) procedures, sea survival and the Global Maritime Distress System and Safety […]

  • 14 March 2014

    As of Thursday 13 March, the Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel, ESPS Relámpago joined the EU Naval Force to carry out counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia. ESPS Relámpago has replaced ESPS Tornado as the Spanish contribution to Operation Atalanta. ESPS Tornado is now on her way back home.   With the crew of 83, […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Relámpago, departed its homeport of Las Palmas Naval Station in Canary Islands to integrate into EUNAVFOR’s counter-piracy operation Atalanta. Relámpago will join the Spanish frigate Santa Maria which is already part of the mission. Currently commanded by Dutch Commodore Luyckx, the EU-led counter-piracy operation in the Indian Ocean is entrusted with the […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ and the OPV ‘Relámpago’ visited Doha (Qatar) during the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2014)   Both warships made the most of their scheduled port calls in support of the national defense industry in what is considered the most important international naval exhibition in the Middle East. The […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy OPV “Relámpago”, designed and built by Navantia, has arrived to South Africa and will be in Cape Town from 19th to 22nd. December. Due to this event, the visitors will have the opportunity to know the capabilities of the ship. Navantia is a potential candidate for the BIRO program, in which this […]

  • 18 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors and marines from the Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol ship ESPS Relampago trained with the Tanzanian police force during their visit to Dar Es Salaam. Relampago arrived in Tanzania as part of its deployment to EUNAVFOR’s counter-piracy operation Atalanta. The four days of training included briefings on stop and search, boarding operations, navigation, ship maintenance and boat […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 October 2012

    Spanish warship ESPS Relampago, which is operating as part of the European Union Naval Force counter-piracy mission – Operation Atalanta, has ensured the safe arrival of a World Food Programme (WFP) ship, MV Masar Trade, in to Mogadishu. ESPS Relampago escorted MV Masar Trade, which was carrying much needed corn to the Somali people, from […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 March 2014

    The two Spanish Navy warships participated in NATO’s operation ‘Ocean Shield’ and EU’s operation ‘Atalanta’ fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia. They have both been relieved by other Spanish Navy ships in the port of Djibouti.   The frigate ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ (F-101) has been relieved by her sister ship ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105) as […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Authorities

    On 16th March the Force Commander of EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Hervé Bléjean visited the Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel, ESPS Relampago for the first time since the ship arrived in the piracy high risk area.   ESPS Relampago joined Operation Atalanta, the EU’s counter piracy mission in the Gulf […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Authorities

    The Spanish OPV ‘Tornado’ has arrived in Las Palmas Military Arsenal after a four-month deployment participating in operation ‘Atalanta’ fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean.   The welcoming ceremony on April 2 was presided over by the Chief of the Canary Islands Naval Command, Rear-admiral Manuel de la Puente. The patrol boat had a complement […]

  • 8 July 2015
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 20 September 2019
    Vessels

    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 […]