Spanish Navy’s Vessel Makes 70 Friendly Approaches off Somalia

During her 4 month deployment with Operation Atalanta, Spanish warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, performed more than 70 friendly approaches along the coast of Somalia and the Indian Ocean.

Spanish sailors and marines met local seafarers and spoke about the role of the EU Naval Force to protect vessels and their crews from pirates. The sailors and marines also learned about the seafarers’ daily lives and challenges that they face at sea.

The leader of the Spanish Marine team stated:

During our deployment we met many locals at sea. They told us about their culture and traditions and we were able to explain how we have helped to keep the seas off the coast of Somalia safer.

Image: EUNAVFOR

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< Mar 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
24 25 26 27 28 29 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) 2020

Offshore Energy addresses the technical, operational and commercial challenges…

read more >

Navingo Career Event 2020

The Navingo Career Event is Europe’s biggest career event for the maritime…

read more >