NATO Operation Sea Guardian Resumes Mediterranean Patrols

NATO task group led by Commander Juan Jose Izquierdo (ESP N) on board flagship frigate ESPS Reina Sofia departed from Rota Naval Base to patrol the Western Mediterranean Sea as part of NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG). A submarine from Italy, air units from Canada, Portugal, Spain and other NATO naval units while transiting in the region will support the…

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NATO Resumes Operation Sea Guardian in the Mediterranean

NATO task group led by Commander Juan Jose Izquierdo (ESP N) on board flagship frigate ESPS Reina Sofia departed from Rota Naval Base June 20th to patrol the Western Mediterranean Sea as part of NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG). A submarine from Italy, air units from Canada, Portugal, Spain and other NATO naval units while transiting in the region will…

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Frigate Reina Sofía Joins Operation Sea Guardian

Frigate ‘Reina Sofía’ set sail from the Rota Naval Base to join NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian, under the operational control of the Operations Command. She will stay until July. During this period, the Spanish frigate will take command of TG 440.03, collaborating in the area of operations with aircraft from the Air Force and the Italian submarine ITS Scire. The…

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Egyptian & Spanish FFGs Conduct Red Sea PASSEX

February 20, 2021 – Under the General Command of the Armed Forces plan to advance training levels and deepen the exchange of expertise with the armed forces of brotherly and friendly countries, the Egyptian and Spanish navies conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) within the area of responsibility of the Southern Fleet in the Red Sea. The PASSEX encompassed the Egyptian…

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Alpino Relieved as Operation Atalanta Flagship

December 7, 2020 (Google Translation) – Wednesday 2 December, at the end of the ceremony of change of command of the European naval group, the Alpine frigate sold, the Spanish ship Reina Sofia the role of the Flagship EUNAVFOR Somalia Operation “Atalanta”, the European Union mission operating in the area between the southern Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and…

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Japan-EU Joint Port Call in Djibouti

October 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – October 15, engaged in anti-piracy activities the European Union Naval Force (Somalia – Operation Atalanta) naval vessels and patrol aircraft and the Maritime Self-Defense Force escort ship “big wave” is jointly call at Djibouti. The nearest Port October 5-6 days the date that has been conducted in off the coast of Somalia Gulf of…

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Reina Sofia Deploys for Operation Atalanta

October 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – Last Friday, and after an intense operational qualification and readiness period, frigate ‘Reina Sofía’ (F-84), sailed from Rota Naval Base towards the Indian Ocean to join ‘EUNAVFOR Somalia’, known as ‘Operation Atalanta’. The farewell ceremony was presided over by the Spanish Navy Fleet Commander, Admiral Antonio Martorell Lacave. The main objective of this European…

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