Portugal Combating International Drug Trafficking

June 5, 2021 (Google Translation) – ​The Judiciary Police, the Portuguese Air Force, the National Maritime Authority and the Portuguese Navy, developed a joint operation in international waters south of Portugal, which managed to identify and apprehend a manned pleasure craft, due to strong suspicions of the crime of illicit drug trafficking. In close sharing of information and joint efforts…

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Portugal Orders Another Six Viana do Castelo Class OPVs

May 21, 2021 – The Government approved, on the 20th of May, in the Council of Ministers, a Resolution that authorizes the acquisition of six new Ocean Patrol Ships (NPO), of the «Viana do Castelo» class, intended for the Portuguese Navy missions. This structuring project represents an opportunity for the Defense industry, increasing the activity of Portuguese and European companies…

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Portuguese Navy Museum Gago Coutinho Exhibit Ends December 30

In this exhibition, it is intended to deepen the knowledge about the life and work of this Navy Officer who made such important contributions to our homeland. Carlos Viegas de Gago Coutinho was born in Lisbon in 1869. He joined the Escola Naval in 1886, having distinguished himself for his aplomb and intelligence. From an early age, he became interested…

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