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  • 16 June 2017
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Vigía arrived at naval base Puntales, Cadiz, on June 16, returning from a three-and-a-half month mission to the Gulf of Guinea. Vigía set sail from Cadiz on February 28 to conduct a series of activities in Africa as part of the Spanish government’s Defense Diplomacy Plan and a follow-on of the […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities

    The Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel ‘Vigía’ P-73 recently took part in a search and rescue operation in the Alboran Sea. In collaboration with the Spanish Maritime Safety Agency, the Navy rescued 26 immigrants who started their journey from the coast east of Melilla, Morocco. While Vigía was conducting Maritime Security operation in the Alboran Sea, it received a […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel ‘Vigía‘ P-73 took part in a search and rescue operation involving numerous immigrants.   A large number of vessels with immigrants was detected in the Strait of Gibraltar earlier on Tuesday. A total number of 94 boats carrying 920 immigrants was captured, and the immigrant were rescued and taken ashore. Of that, ‘Vigía‘ managed […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel Vigía set sail from Cadiz to conduct a series of activities in Africa as part of the Spanish government’s Defense Diplomacy Plan and a follow-on of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) initiative. These deployments are intended to enhance maritime security and to carry out cooperative security operations in West Africa […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Vigía has participated in the maritime security exercise ‘SEABORDER 15’ in Portuguese waters, as part of the schedule of events of the 5+5 Defense Initiative. The exercise was organized by Portugal, Italy and Spain. The first part of the exercise took place in Rome for command and coordination purposes […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Authorities

    The Spanish Navy engaged in a migrant rescue operation in the Alboran Sea on January 27. The Navy’s Serviola class Patrol boat Vigía (P-73), which is conducting maritime surveillance tasks in the Alboran Sea, managed to save the lives of 22 migrants in cooperation with the Maritime Security and Rescue Society. Sailing from the Moroccan coast, the migrants […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Authorities

    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. […]

  • 7 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy frigates recently took part in anti-air missile firing drills in the Gulf of Cadiz. Santa Maria-class frigates ‘Navarra’, Canarias’ and ‘Santa María’ were joined by F-100 frigate ‘Almirante Juan de Borbón’ and a number of other ships as they fired Standard SM-1 missiles. ESPS Almirante Juan de Borbón, OPV Vigía and auxiliary ships ‘Medas’, ‘La […]

  • 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 […]

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

    Spain has been the host nation of NATO’s naval exercise ‘Noble Mariner 14’ held from the 16th to the 26th of October off the coast of Cartagena, Gulf of Cadiz and Alboran Sea with participation of 25 warships, six submarines and more than 4,000 servicemen from 16 different nations. This exercise was part of a […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Training & Education

    From February 20th to the 26th, Naval Forces and Marine Corps units from Spain, the Unites States and Portugal participated in the amphibious exercise PHIBLEX-14 in the Gulf of Cadiz and the ‘Sierra del Retín’ range.   The goal of the exercise has been to enhance the interoperability between the Spanish Navy and the U.S. […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Minister of Defense, Pedro Morenés accompanied by the Chief of Defense Staff, Admiral Fernando García and the Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Jaime Muñoz-Delgado, attended the multinational Maritime Security exercise ‘Seaborder-13’organized in Portuguese waters from the 1st to the 3rd of October. This exercise was carried out within the framework of scheduled activities of […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish Navy High Readiness Forces (Maritime) Headquarters (SP MARFOR) will embark its Staff on board the amphibious assault ship ‘Castilla’ to lead and command NATO’s exercise ‘Noble Mariner-14’. Spain is the host nation of this exercise to be held from the 16th to the 26th of October off the coast of Cartagena, Gulf of […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Authorities

    On Monday 16 February the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Jonas Haggren (Swedish Navy), paid a visit to the Spanish Air Force Maritime Patrol Aircraft Orion Detachment based in Djibouti. Rear Admiral Haggren was accompanied by a delegation from his multi-national Force Headquarters staff. During his visit, Rear Admiral Haggren was […]

  • 23 July 2013

    On Friday 19 July 2013, the Spanish Maritime Air ‘P3 Orion’ Detachment, operating as part of the European Union’s counter piracy Operation Atalanta, reached its 5,000 flying hours milestone. The 5,000 flying hours milestone was reached at 15:05 local time on Friday, with the Spanish Air Force Detachment, based in Djibouti, having completed 676 flying […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Saturday 31 January the Chairman of the EU Military Committee, General Patrick de Rousiers, visited the Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft ‘Orion’ Detachment based in Djibouti. The General was welcomed to Djibouti by EU Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Joseph Silva and the Commanding Officer of the Orion Detachment, Lieutenant Colonel Javier Alameda (Spanish Air Force). […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities

    After more than 4 months of deployment in Sigonella Air Base in Italy, the Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft P3 Orion has left EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia. The P3 Orion was substituted by another Spanish aircraft, the CN-235-VIGMA D4. Having joined the European Union operation to tackle the human traffickers and smugglers activity in the Central […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    On Tuesday 25 March 2015 the XXI (21) Spanish Air Force team, which has been deployed as part of the European Union’s counter-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia for the past four months, held a Transfer of Authority (TOA) ceremony in Djibouti to hand over their duties to the new XXII (22) crew. The […]

  • 14 July 2016
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy frigate Reina Sofia saved 121 migrants on July 12 and another 120 just the day after. The migrant rubber boats were spotted by the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia air assets, the Luxemburg aircraft SW3 Merlin III and the Spanish VIGMA D-4. According to EUNVAFOR, two pregnant women were among the migrants. Dangers of the […]

  • 28 January 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 29 May 2015
    Authorities

    The Spanish Air Force Orion detachment, which is currently deployed in Djibouti with the EU Naval Force, has achieved an impressive 7,000 flying hours milestone. The Air Force detachment flies the P-3 Orion and CN-235 VIGMA aircraft and their main task is to conduct surveillance flights in the Indian Ocean and along the Somali coastline […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 February 2016
    Authorities

    Multiple ships from EUNAVFOR Med’s Operation Sophia joined forces for the rescue of 475 migrants off the Libyan coast, February 20 and 21. Four rubber boats, one spotted by the Italian helicopter EH101 on Saturday and one by the Spanish air force aircraft VIGMA D-4 on Sunday, were in distress in international waters north of […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Training & Education

    One of the key elements of the EU Naval Force’s counter-piracy operation in the waters of the Horn of Africa is the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA). These long-range, capable aircraft conduct aerial patrols over the sea areas where pirates are known to operate and can provide early warning of a potential pirate attack. […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities

    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 […]