Spanish Navy’s ‘Tarifa’ Returns to Cartagena

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 vessels, etc.

The patrol has conducted inspections throughout the campaign in the North of Tramontana, Levante, Southern Mediterranean, Gulf of Cadiz and Alboran Island, as well ensuring compliance of the border agreements with Portugal.

During the campaign, the ‘Rate’ has conducted 29 inspections Spanish trawl boats reporting 12 offenses and taking six provisional measures.

The patrol boat ‘Tarifa’, with numeral Side P-64, was built in the shipyards “Shipbuilding Paulino Freire” SA in Vigo (Pontevedra), as a result of an agreement between the then Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Ministry of Defence, entering service in the Navy in December 2004. navy ship belongs to the Maritime Action Force (FAM) and has a staff of 40 people.

Naval Today Staff, August 07, 2014; Image: Spanish Navy

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