Spain and Japan Joint PASSEX in the Gulf of Aden

June 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – On the morning of Sunday, June 21, the destroyer of the JSMF (Maritime Self-Defense Forces of Japan) “Ohnami” and the frigate “Santa María” met in the waters of the Gulf of Aden and carried out training exercises for the benefit of both units including evolutionary maneuvers, real shooting exercises, communications and flight.

The JMSF destroyer “Ohrami” was built in Nagasaki and delivered to the JMSF in March 2003. It is the second of the five ships that make up the Takanami class. It is deployed in the waters of the Gulf of Aden as part of the Japanese contribution to TF 151, an anti-piracy force integrated into TF 150, a multinational coalition led by the United States and led from Bahraim.

The frigate “Santa María”, recently integrated into the Atalanta operation, is patrolling the IRTC in the Gulf of Aden waters, being the flagship of the Force Commander of the operation, Rear Admiral Ignacio Villanueva Serrano.

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