Serviola Returns to Ferrol from African Deployment

June 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The high-altitude patrol boat “Serviola” has returned today, Thursday, June 27, to its base in Ferrol, after having completed its four-month deployment on the west coast of Africa and the Gulf of Guinea. The act of reception was chaired by the Admiral of Maritime Action, Vice Admiral Juan Luis Sobrino Pérez-Crespo. During these four months, the vessel has cooperated with the riparian African countries in the development of their capacities, visiting 11 different countries and providing training to a total of 232 members of…

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FS Commandant Bouan and ESPS Serviola Conduct PASSEX off Sierra Leone

May 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – On May 17, 2019, a few days after returning to the Corymbe mission, the High Seas Patrolman (MWO) Commander Bouan conducted a series of exercises with the Spanish patrol boat Serviola off Sierra Leone. This PASSEX has once again confirmed the excellent Franco-Spanish interoperability. Both of them engaged in training, pre-positioning and cooperation missions with the Gulf of Guinea’s coastal navies, the two ships and their crews took advantage of this meeting to discuss the regional maritime security situation and the latent threat of…

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Serviola Deploys to Gulf of Guinea

March 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – The tall patrol boat “Serviola” has sailed today from its base in Ferrol to the Gulf of Guinea. In its four months of deployment, divided into three phases, the vessel will remain integrated into the operational structure of the Armed Forces. The first of the phases that will last until the end of March, will include the transit to the Gulf of Guinea and will include activities of Cooperative Security with the navies of Mauritania and Cape Verde. In the second phase, the vessel…

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Serviola Returns to Ferrol After Exercises With Algerian Navy

December 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – The high-altitude patrol boat “Serviola” (P-71) arrived this morning at its base in Ferrol, after completing its participation in a collaboration with the Argelina Navy within the Bilateral Hispano-Algerian Cooperation Plan for the year 2018. The ship visited the port of Algiers between December 10 and 13 with the purpose of preparing a counterterrorism exercise that was subsequently executed at sea. During the stay in port, the Special Operations Team of the Special Naval Warfare Force conducted several training sessions with their Algerian counterparts,…

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