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  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities

    On Sunday 9 November the Spanish Ambassador to Oman, His Excellency Mr Juan José Urtasun, paid a visit to ESPS Navarra during her port visit to Muscat, Oman. Port visits such as this are an opportunity to resupply the Spanish warship with food and stores, and give the crew the opportunity to take some rest […]

  • 28 April 2015
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    On Wednesday 22nd April, during her port visit to Dubai, Spanish warship ESPS Rayo welcomed on board the Spanish Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Mr José Eugenio Salarich. Port visits such as this are an opportunity to resupply the warship with food and stores, and give the crew the chance to take some […]

  • 17 August 2015
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    On Wednesday 12 August Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia, hosted the Spanish Ambassador to Oman during a port visit to Muscat. The Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Fernández Gómez de Córdoba, welcomed His Excellency Mr Juan José Urtasun on board. During the visit, the Ambassador, together with the Chief of Operations for the Royal Navy […]

  • 27 May 2015
    Authorities

    The Spanish Ambassador to Tanzania, His Excellency Mr Luis Manuel Cuesta Civis, was hosted on board the EU Naval Force flag ship, ESPS Galicia, during a port visit to Dar es Salaam on 18 May 2015. The Ambassador was welcomed on board by the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Gomez Fernandez de Cordoba, who together […]

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Tuesday 25 November the outgoing 20th Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft Contingent held a Transfer of Authority (TOA) ceremony with the 21st Contingent team to hand over their counter-piracy duties in the Horn of Africa. The ceremony took place at the French Air Base in Djibouti. The military ceremony was presided over by the Spanish […]

  • 21 October 2014
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    After two and a half month since she joined the EU Naval Force, ESPS Navarra has paid a visit to Port Victoria in the Seychelles. As the port visit coincided with Spain’s National Day, the Spanish Ambassador to The Seychelles, Mr Miguel Fernandez Palacios, took the opportunity to visit the frigate and attend a reception […]

  • 14 May 2015
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    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 […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Ambassador to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Mr Federico Trillo-Figueroa Martínez Conde, yesterday visited the Operational Headquarters of EU Naval Force at Northwood Base, North London. He was met by the Deputy Operational Commander of Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Bartolomé Bauzá.   During his visit, the Ambassador was given a brief on EU […]

  • 14 September 2015
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    The Republic of Madagascar welcomed the EU Naval Force Spanish flagship, ESPS Galicia and her crew in to the port of Diego Suarez on Wednesday 9 September. Since this is the first time that the Spanish warship has visited Madagascar, the Spanish Ambassador to Madagascar, His Excellency Juan Ignacio Sell Sanz, Force Commander, Rear Admiral […]

  • 28 October 2014
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    After completing counter-piracy patrols in the Indian Ocean, EU Naval force frigate, ESPS Navarra, entered the port of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, to re-supply the ship. During their visit, the Spanish frigate had the honour of welcoming the Spanish Ambassador to Tanzania on board. During his visit, the Ambassador was given a presentation on the […]

  • 1 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Oman Navy Receives New Warship BAE Systems yesterday handed over the third of three new warships to the Royal Navy of Oman. Spanish Ambassador to UK Visits EU Navfor Operational HQ The Spanish Ambassador to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Mr Federico Trillo-Figueroa Martínez Conde, yesterday visited the Operational Headquarters of EU Naval Force […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s sail training ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano arrived at Praia, the capital city of Cape Verde, following port visits to Lisbon, Portugal and Las Palmas, Canary Islands. As soon as the ship docked On September 21, a series of protocol activities commenced, starting with the official welcoming ceremony in honor of the Spanish ambassador […]

  • 14 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After a 1,000-mile voyage from Punta Arenas through the Strait of Magellan and the fjords and channels of Chile, the Spanish Navy training ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ entered Pacific Ocean waters and arrived at Valparaiso on April 3rd. This is the 15th time the ship calls at this city. She was welcomed by the […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Centinela left Dakar Naval Base, Senegal, on Tuesday towards the Gulf of Guinea, after a 16-day round of exercises with the Senegalese Navy. The scheduled activities included diving, first aid, damage control and VBSS drills. These activities are framed within the Spanish Defense Diplomacy Plan and the European Union Strategy. In these […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The frigate ‘Méndez Núñez’ arrived at Jeddah on April 8th, three days after concluding her deployment in Operation Atalanta. During the port-call, the F-100 frigate welcomed a Royal Saudi Navy delegation accompanied by the president of Navantia Shipyards and other directors of the company. The Commanding Officer of the ‘Méndez Núñez’ briefed the Saudi delegation […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s training ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ recently sailed to Montevideo where it celebrated its 88th launching anniversary which took place in Cádiz on March 5th 1927. Since her commissioning, the ship has sailed nearly 2 million nautical miles. The ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ arrived at Montevideo, the second foreign port in her 86th Training Cruise […]

  • 29 November 2013

    Spanish fleet replenishment ship ‘Cantabria’ has just departed from the Indian port of Mormugao in Goa, the second scheduled port of call after Jakarta. During the 10-day cruise from Indonesia to the former Portuguese colony, the ship carried out a series of maintenance works and operational drills in anticipation of the intense program of activities […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After five day’s runs from Hamburg sailing through the Elbe River, the North Sea, the Strait of Skagerrak and the Oslo fjord, the training ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ arrived at the Norwegian capital on June 28th.   This is the northernmost port of call of the training ship since she was launched in 1927. […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Authorities

    During a port visit to Muscat, the European Union Naval Force flagship, Spanish warship, ESPS Galicia, strengthened relations with the Royal Omani Navy. After arriving in the port of Muscat, the Force Commander and ESPS Galicia’s Commanding officer welcomed on board the Spanish Ambassador to Oman, His Excellency Mr Juan José Urtasum. All three then […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Training & Education

    After a 14-day cruise from Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), the training ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ called at New York City for the 31st time.   The ship sailed through the Hudson River before docking at NY to support the Spanish candidature as non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2015-16. […]

  • 18 February 2014
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    The Spanish Navy ship ESPS ALVARO DE BAZAN, NATO’s counter-piracy flagship, wrapped up a visit to Dar es Salaam on February 16th. The visit was paid in support of the Tanzanian authorities’ efforts to curb piracy at sea.   The Commander of the Tanzanian Navy, Brigadier General Rogastian S. Laswai and the Chief of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 October 2013

    This past weekend, two NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) paid a visit to the port of Tunis. The port visit provided the crew of the SNMG2 ships a welcome break from the high tempo supporting NATO’s counter-terrorism Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE), actively deterring threats to maritime security and trade. Under […]

  • 21 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Spanish maritime action ship ‘Meteoro’ is participating in operation ‘Atalanta’ as of last August and has recently carried out a series of Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO) with personnel from the Tanzanian Navy as part of the collaboration endeavor of EUNAVFOR with local navies. The participants attended two briefings. The first one was delivered by the […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The training ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’, currently in her 85th training cruise, concluded a 7-day call at Hamburg (Germany) and is now sailing towards her last port of call –Oslo– before returning to Spain.   After seven day’s runs through the English Channel and the North Sea and sailing up the River Elbe, the […]

  • 2 January 2014
    Authorities

    The flagship of NATO’s anti-piracy operation ‘Ocean Shield’, Spanish F-100 frigate Álvaro de Bazán, welcomed aboard the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy. The Prime Minister was hosted by rear-admiral Eugenio Díaz del Río, commander of the operation, who briefed the PM on the activities carried out by the allied task force. Spanish Navy Rear-admiral Eugenio […]

  • 16 June 2014
    Authorities

    The president of the Republic of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, visited the ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ on June 9th during the scheduled port of call of the training ship in Ireland.   The ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ had arrived on Saturday 7th from New York and berthed at Sir John Rogersons’ Quay in the River […]

  • 5 June 2015
    Authorities

    In the presence of the Spanish Ambassador to the US, the Mayor of Pensacola and other local authorities, the midshipmen of the Spanish Navy training ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ participated in a wreath-laying ceremony in honor of General Bernardo de Gálvez. General Gálvez was born in Macharaviaya (Malaga) and was declared honorary citizen of […]

  • 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 […]