Méndez Núñez Returns to Ferrol

March 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate of the Spanish Navy “Méndez Núñez” (F-104) has returned today to its home port in Ferrol, after finishing his training along with other units of the US Navy. In this period he has stopped at the ports of Norfolk (Virginia) and Charleston (South Carolina), and has participated in the training exercise and certification “Composite Training Unit Exercise” or C2X, together with the rest of the Group’s units. Combat of the aircraft carrier “Abraham Lincoln”. After a brief stay in Charleston for rest…

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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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Final BAM Commissioned into Spanish Navy

January 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, accompanied by the Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy, Teodoro E. López Calderón, presided yesterday January 21 at the Military Arsenal of Ferrol, the act of delivery to the Navy of the Vessel of Action Maritime “Furor”. The act was developed following the rules of the maritime ceremonial and began with the inspection of the ship and the signing of the documentation of reception of the same. Subsequently, the inauguration took place on behalf of the Commander…

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Cantabria Returns from SNMG2 Duty With NATO

December 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – This morning, after two months integrated into the Nato Permanent Naval Group No. 2 (SNMG2), the supply vessel in combat “Cantabria” has returned to its base in Ferrol. Among the activities carried out by the “Cantabria”, highlights its participation in the exercises of the NATO “Trident Juncture 2018”. In these exercises, the most important of NATO in recent years, gathered 70 ships, 40,000 soldiers and more than 10,000 vehicles from 31 NATO and associated countries. In addition to participating in these maneuvers, the “Cantabria”…

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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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Centinela Returns to Ferrol From Gulf of Guinea Patrol

December 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – The “Centinela” patrol boat has completed its African deployment, returning this morning to its home port in Ferrol. His arrival at the Military Arsenal has been presided by the Admiral of the Maritime Action Force, Vice Admiral Manuel de la Puente Mora-Figueroa. The ship started the African Deployment on August 16, starting from Ferrol towards the Gulf of Guinea. In these 4 months, the “Sentinel” has visited 10 African countries (Mauritania, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Angola, Gabon, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal and Morocco) where…

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Frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105) returns to Ferrol after a three-month deployment

December 11, 2018 (Google Translation) – F-100 frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ has just arrived at Ferrol (NW Spain) after a three and a half-month deployment integrated into the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG-2). These NATO standing groups are rapid reaction forces with ample capabilities and high levels of readiness and training. The ‘Cristóbal Colón’, under command of Cdr. Santiago Vila Barrón has participated in several multinational exercises like ‘Trident Juncture 2018’ in Nordic waters, the Greek exercise ‘NAIAS 18’ and the Turkish ‘MAVI BALINA 18’ in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.…

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Future HMAS Supply Launched at Ferrol

November 23, 2018 (Google Translation) – Navantia has launched today the ship “Nuship Supply” first of the two AOR ships that Navantia is building for the Royal Australian Navy, according to the contract signed in May 2016. The ceremony took place at the Ferrol shipyard at 4:15 p.m., coinciding with the high tide and was attended by Jenny Barrett, as the ship’s godmother, as well as the president of Navantia, Susana de Sarriá; the Ambassador of Australia in Spain, Julie-Ann Guivarra and the Australian AJEMA, Vice Admiral MJ Noonan. The…

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Ferrol Welcomes “Toward the Shipyard 4.0 for the Digital Transformation”

October 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – Navantia , the Spanish Navy and the Menéndez Pelayo International University (UIMP) are going to celebrate in Ferrol the conference ” Towards the Shipyard 4.0 by the digital transformation”. The meeting, which will take place on the 15th and 16th of October at the Museum of Naval Construction Foundation . Fundacion Exponav , will analyze the main aspects of digital transformation. This digital transformation includes technologies , training and people , through the participation of the agents responsible for them, such as workers and…

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Furor Commissioned at Navantia Ferrol

September 17, 2018 (Google Translation) – The past September 14 was held at the Ferrol shipyard, the sponsorship of the Maritime Action Ship P-46 “Furor”, of the Spanish Navy, being the president of the Congress of Deputies, Ana Pastor Julián the godmother of the ship. In addition to the president of the Congress, the ceremony was attended by the Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy (AJEMA), Admiral General Teodoro López Calderón, among others, and the President of Navantia, Susana Sarriá Sopena. [smartslider3 slider=90] This vessel is the sixth of…

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Álvaro de Bazán Returns to Ferrol From SNMG1

Google Translation On July 11, the frigate “Álvaro de Bazán” (F-101,) returned to the Arsenal de Ferrol after concluding its deployment of almost three months by the North Sea, the Baltic and Casablanca (Morocco). During this navigation, the frigate was integrated into the Permanent Naval Grouping of NATO no. 1 (SNMG-1) for two months, participating in international exercises to maintain their level of training and collaborate in the objectives of the Alliance. In total, the ship sailed more than 16,000 nautical miles, and visited 7 countries. It began its deployment…

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Patiño returns to Ferrol from Operation Atalanta

Google translation Combat supply vessel “Patiño” returned to Ferrol May 10th after completing her participation in the operation “Atalanta” of the European Union, which began last November. This deployment, which is the third carried out by the “Patiño” in the operation, has had a total duration of 188 days, constituting the longest since the delivery of the ship to the Navy. The act of reception was chaired by the Chief Admiral of the Military Arsenal of Ferrol. The “Patiño”, under the command of the frigate captain Ricardo Jaime Fernández López,…

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