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  • 4 August 2014
    Authorities

    The Spanish Minister of Defense, Pedro Morenés, has paid a visit to the Navy Headquarters on the occasion of a working session on the current development of the new F-110 frigates.   The Minister was welcomed by the Chief of Naval Staff (AJEMA), Jaime Muñoz-Delgado. The Minister attended the meeting accompanied by AJEMA, the Logistic […]

  • 15 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Marine Corps Special Naval Warfare Force (FGNE in its Spanish initials) exercised with the Spanish 5th Aircraft Squadron made up of Sikorsky SH-3D helicopters in Cartagena, Spain. The purpose of the training exercise was to implement common operational procedures and enhance interoperability between different naval and MC elements. The exercises consisted of sharp-shooting from helicopters, […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s patrol boat ‘Relámpago’ has payed a visit to the city of Tarragona during its return voyage from Operation Atalanta. The vessel, which is currently headed back to its base in Las Palmas, docked in the port of Tarragona on August 6. ‘Relámpago’ deployed from its home base on 23 February and has since been engaged in the EU anti-piracy operation in the […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy patrol boat ‘Alborán’ has returned to Cartagena after a 40-day deployment participating in this year’s NEAFC (North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission) seasonal campaign in the Irminger Sea, 210 miles south of Iceland. The Spanish Navy conducted 20 inspections of trawlers from different nationalities – Russian, Norwegian, Faroese, Icelandic, German and Spanish – to […]

  • 9 June 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel ‘Vencedora’ has just returned to Cartagena after a three-month deployment in the Gulf of Guinea and the West African coast. During her mission, the ship integrated into the operational structure of the Armed Forces under the command of the Maritime Security and Surveillance Center. The ship visited different ports in Gabon, […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Arnomendi has just departed from her home port in Cartagena for the international deep sea monitoring campaign in the Cantabrian Sea and the Sole Bank.  The vessel will participate in the deep sea fishing campaign as part of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) Plan. Her mission will be to monitor […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel ‘Arnomendi’ has just returned to her home port in Cartagena after deploying in the Mediterranean Sea monitoring the International Bluefin Tuna Campaign as part of the 2015 Fisheries Surveillance Plan. The ‘Arnomendi’ carried out maritime surveillance and inspection tasks, monitoring the seasonal fishing campaign of the Bluefin Tuna. To this end, four […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s OPV ‘Vencedora’ set sail from her home port in Cartagena to take part in the ‘Africa Partnership Station’ (APS) initiative and several cooperative security activities in the African continent as part of the Defense diplomacy plan. During the three and a half month deployment, the ship will conduct maritime security exercises within the APS […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities

    The Spanish Navy’s patrol boat ‘Tarifa’ returned to its base port in Cartagena, ending an inspection campaign “Caladero Nacional” that began last July 13.   The aim of the campaign was the verification of compliance by the fleet trawl fisheries in relation to measures of gear and equipment, control of funds, closed areas, immature control fish on board fishing […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy vessel assisted the French yacht “Vilmy02” which was adrift in the Indian Ocean.   A German maritime patrol aircraft “Jester” received a distress call from the yacht and alerted the Spanish Navy’s frigate “Navarra”. The frigate then set sail toward the vessel in distress about 200 nautical miles away. With the last known geographical position, “Navarra” […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Authorities

    27 people were saved near Alboran Island, Spain, in yet another migrant rescue mission carried out on September 21. Spanish Navy’s vessels ESPS Mar Caribe and ESPS Vencedora, along with members of the Navy’s Detachment on the island, were involved in the rescue operation. After receiving an alert by the Maritime Surveillance and Operations Centre (COVAM), ESPS Mar […]

  • 26 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy will include Marine Corps Eastern Tercio and the Algameca Naval Station in its research on the use of graphene in ballistic protection systems. The Navy is conducting this research jointly with the Cartagena Polytechnic University (UPCT) in Spain. Composed of a multidisciplinary team of UPCT researchers and the Ministry of Defense’s Weapons and Material […]

  • 31 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Peruvian Navy, in collaboration with the Spanish Navy, has commissioned their new training ship Unión. The commissioning ceremony, attended by the Spanish Minister of Defense and the Chief of Naval Staff, took place January 27. As of July 2014, a Spanish Navy officer and a non-commissioned officer (NCO) were assigned to the Peruvian Navy as […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy frigate ‘Navarra’ integrated into the counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean has organized a training session with Tanzanian Navy servicemen during a port visit to Dar es Salaam as part of a program meant to enhance regional maritime capabilities. The students were trained on Damage Control techniques, while the MC security […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel “Infanta Cristina” participated in a drug-related operation in the Alboran Sea last Sunday.   While on patrol in the Strait of Gibraltar “Infanta Cristina” spotted a suspicious high speed craft and started pursuit. After following the craft for four hours, together with the “Alcotán 6” patrol boat, the craft was […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy is participating in exercise Cartago 2015, September 7 – 11, off the coast of Murcia, oriented towards the implementation of submarine rescue procedures. The exercise is should improve coordination at sea between Spanish Navy ships and Public Administration agencies with responsibilities in the maritime domain. In the five-day exercise, a supposedly damaged submarine will […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The bomb disposal team of the Spanish Mine Countermeasures Divers Unit (UBMCM) disposed of  three hand grenades found off the coast of Tarragona, Spain.   A diver located the bombs off Forti de la Reina, on Saturday, in a depth of about 3.5 meters. After the Civil Guard alerted the Operations Center and the Navy Maritime Surveillance in Cartagena, a team of […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Vencedora (P-79) attended the opening ceremony of the at-sea maritime exercise “Obangame Express” in Port Gentil, Gabon, on March 19. The vessel, which is currently deployed on patrol along the African coast, will participate in the scenario planned during the exercise until March 26. Vencedora, together with Royal Navy’s destroyer HMS Dragon, RFA Gold […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities

    The Spanish Navy minehunter ‘Tajo’ rescued the crewman of a sailboat who was about to sink in rough weather in the Ionian Sea between Italy and the Greek coast. The minehunter received a distress call from a 52-year old Israeli sailor, the only crewman of a sailboat, informing that he was about to sink and […]

  • 18 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy will organize a multinational cooperation exercise with merchant units  from November 17-26. The exercise will be conducted from the Maritime Action headquarters in Cartagena, Spain. The exercise will consist of interaction with the merchant traffic to coordinate shipping movements with scheduled maritime security operations like counter-terrorist or counter-piracy activities. The area considered includes […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Exercise FLOTEX-15, organized by the Spanish Navy, will be conducted in the Gulf of Cadiz, Strait of Gibraltar, Alboran Sea and the Western Mediterranean. Participating units include 20 surface ships, 1 submarine, a Marine Corps Landing Force and different rotary and fixed-wing aircraft; a total of 3,000 people apart from other Air Force and Army units. […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Serviola recently detected a 10-m long inflatable craft with 25 sub-Saharan migrants aboard. Serviola, currently engaged in a maritime security and surveillance mission, approached the boat and ascertained that both, the migrants and the boat were in good condition. The OPV informed the Maritime Surveillance and Operations Center (COVAM […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s Landing Platform Dock (LPD), ESPS Galicia, arrived to her homeport of Rota, Spain, after a six month deployment. The vessel, which was conducting missions as part of the counter piracy Operation Atalanta, entered Rota yesterday, October 25. This was Galicia’s third deployment in the counter piracy operation off the coast of Somalia. The vessel’s […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s frigate Victoria (F82) yesterday set sail from Rota Naval Base to join the anti-piracy Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. The vessel will be part of the EU Naval Force from October until February. During this period it will contribute by escorting vulnerable vessels, monitoring fishing activities and preventing any pirate activities […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Vencedora (P79) took a short break from its operations in the city of Malaga. The vessel, which is deployed on a maritime patrol mission in the Gulf of Cadiz and the Alboran Sea, sailed into Malaga on Sunday, August 23, and departed the city this morning. While in port, the vessel […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    As part of its deployment to EU Naval Forces’ mission in the Horn of Africa, the Spanish Navy’s frigate Victoria was on a visit to the Seychelles archipelago between October 16 and 19. During its stay in port of Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, the vessel welcomed aboard the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Spain to the Republic of Seychelles, Capt. […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s minehunter ‘Duero’ (M-35) has returned to her home port of Cartagena after concluding her integration into the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2). The minehunter was deployed for two-months. It was the second contribution of Spain to this NATO MCM group after the deployment of the minehunter ‘Segura’ in July 2012. During her deployment the ‘Duero’ […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s oceanographic research ship ‘Hespérides’ has participated in the closing of the two Spanish Antarctic bases: ‘Juan Carlos I’ and ‘Gabriel de Castilla’, thus concluding her mission in that continent. On February 24th the ‘Gabriel de Castilla’ concluded its activities in Deception Island embarking on the ‘Hespérides’ the scientific material used for the different projects, as […]

  • 25 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Spanish Navy’s Galicia-class landing platform dock ESPS Castilla got underway from her homeport at Rota Naval Base on July 19 to join the counter-piracy operation Atalanta off the Horn of Africa. ESPS Castilla will operate two SH-60 helicopters from the 10th aircraft squadron during the deployment and host a Marine Corps security squad and a […]