Former NRP Afonso Cerqueira Sunk as Artificial Reef

September 4, 2018 – The Portuguese navy ship NRP Afonso Cerqueira was sunk on September’s 4th in order to create an artificial reef in Cabo Girão natural reserve. A antiga corveta "Afonso Cerqueira" já afundou, largando assim para a sua mais longa missão, servir de recife para as espécies, no cabo Girão, na ilha da Madeira.Sempre ao serviço de Portugal. Posted by Marinha Portuguesa on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho Begins Azores Survey Operations

Google Translation The ship will aim to carry out ocean hydrographic surveys in the Azores region, hydrographic surveys opportunity during transits to complement bathymetric coverage, and collaborate with several institutions in obtaining bathymetric data, oceanographic and gravimetry. The ship will also participate in maritime search and rescue actions whenever necessary. The NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho, commanded by the Captain-of-the-frigate João Paulo Delgado Vicente, is a ship specially constructed and equipped for the execution of hydrographic or oceanographic works having diverse scientific and technical capacities to carry out investigation activities. It…

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Portuguese Navy Museum First World War Exhibit

Google Translation With the outbreak of the armed conflict that spread among the major European powers in 1914, Portugal faced the challenge of maintaining a position of non-belligerence, while ensuring sovereignty over national territories. The Portuguese Navy competed to safeguard the interests of the State in national waters, in the metropolis and in the colonies, guaranteeing the defense and surveillance of the ports, navigation and the main routes of maritime communication. And, after one hundred years, the great challenge of the exhibition is to keep the memory of all those…

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NRP Alvares Cabral Visits Mauritania

Google Translation The frigate of the Portuguese Navy “Álvares Cabral” docked this Monday, February 12, at the port of Nouakchott in Mauritania, where it will remain until February 13, in order to develop training and cooperation actions with the Navy of Mauritania, promoting cooperation and interoperability with counterparts. Portugal and Mauritania are two countries that are part of the Defense Policy initiative 5 + 5, a dialogue that was launched in 1983 and aims to promote cooperation between the countries bordering the Western Mediterranean, namely France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and…

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Blas de Lezo & Numancia Participated in WASSEX-ASWEX with US & Portuguese Navies

Google Translation From 19 to 23 January, the Numancia Frigate (F-83) and the Frigate Blas de Lezo (F-103), of the Spanish Navy, participated in the international exercise organized by the American Navy, Wassex-Aswex-18, together to vessels of the Portuguese Navy and US NAVY. The maneuvers were carried out on the west coast of Portugal. In addition, an American submarine and a P8 maritime patrol aircraft participated in the exercises. The main objective of the maneuvers was the training in surface war and anti-submarine warfare. At the same time, it sought…

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NRP Bérrio and Zaire Deploying to Africa January 3rd

On 3 January, the ceremony for the start of the patrol vessel “Zaire” and the refueling vessel “Bérrio” will be held at the Lisbon Naval Base, in Alfeite, for a maritime training mission of the Sao Tome and Principe Coast Guard. The ceremony will be chaired by the Minister of National Defense, Professor Doctor Azeredo Lopes. The two ships will sail to the Gulf of Guinea with the mission of promoting the training project of the São Tomé and Príncipe Coast Guard and technical-military cooperation with the friendly countries of…

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NRP Viana do Castelo Deploys for Azores Patrol

Google Translation NRP Viana do Castelo Ocean Patrol Ship (NPO) departs this afternoon towards the Autonomous Region of the Azores, where it will arrive on December 29, to carry out a mission in the region during the next 3 months. Viana do Castelo is one of several naval units that permanently assures the Navy’s search and rescue device in the Azores region, supports the regional civil protection agencies in case of calamity or natural catastrophe and carries out surveillance actions, patrols and maritime surveillance, with special emphasis on reserve areas…

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Figueira da Foz Continues Mission in the Azores

Google Translation The mission period, in coordination with the Local Maritime Authority, was to prevent illegal fishing activity in the reserve areas of the Condor Bank as well as the use of longline gear within 3 miles. At the same time, the surveillance and inspection of the fishing vessels in the area of ​​the Bank of the Azores and the Bank Princess Alice were carried out. The safety conditions of vessels and on-board personnel were also verified, namely, confirmation of the existence on board of the means of salvation required…

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NRP Bérrio Conducts UNREP Training

Google Translation The naval component of the Immediate Reaction Force (FRI), made up of NRP Bérrio as the flagship, by the NRP Corte-Real frigate, a force of marines and teams of divers with inactivation valves for explosive devices and search and rescue, begins tomorrow in the Azores the participation in the joint exercise Lusitano 17, where they will join to these means, the patrol boat oceanic NRP Figueira da Foz. The Lusitano is an exercise that takes place on the island of Terceira involving the Navy, the Army and the…

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NRP Tejo Relieves NRP João Roby on Madeira Patrol Duty

Google Translation During the mission, the ship will be engaged in various tasks essentially aimed at security functions and state authority at sea, guarenteendo the Navy’s standard naval device in the Autonomous Region of Madeira. The main objective of the permanent navy mission in the region is to ensure the capacity to respond to maritime search and rescue situations, to contribute to maritime surveillance efforts, to support regional civil protection agencies in situations of natural calamity or disaster and to cooperate with others departments with competence at sea. The Tagus…

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NRP Setúbal Launched September 13th

Google Translation The fluctuation of this ship occurred two months ahead of contractual planning, which allows the Navy to optimistically address the complex phase of the first system start-ups, tests, tests and corrections inherent in a new construction. The delivery of this ship to the Navy is scheduled for June 2018. The future NRP Setúbal will be the 4th ship of the class of oceanic patrol ships (NPO) built in Viana do Castelo. At this moment the NRP Viana do Castelo, which gives name to the class, and NRP Figueira da…

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