NRP Viana do Castelo Deploys for Azores Patrol

For a month and a half, the ship will work within the scope of maritime search and rescue, control and inspection of economic activity in space under national jurisdiction, control and safety of navigation, prevention and combat against maritime pollution, actions to combat drug trafficking, as well as cooperation with other entities, in case of need for humanitarian support to the local population.

NRP Viana do Castelo returns to the Azores Maritime Zone, where it stayed until November 2021, hoping to contribute to the security and defense of the maritime space in this area, always bearing in mind the ship’s motto “At sea, always vigilant”.

The NRP Viana do Castelo is commanded by the frigate captain Hugo Miguel Paciência da Silva and has a garrison of 47 elements.

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