Exercise MAR-31 Begins

January 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – The MAR-31 naval exercises will take place from January 13 to 17. These maneuvers will be directed by the ship’s captain Santiago Vila Barrón, Commander of the 31st Surface Squadron. The “Reina Sofía” and “Navarra” frigates of the 41st Escort Squadron based in Rota, the “Álvaro de Bazán” and “Cristóbal Colón” frigates and the…

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Blas de Lezo Returns to Ferrol

December 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – On December 15, the frigate “Blas de Lezo” returned to Ferrol’s Military Arsenal after its integration into the NATO Permanent Naval Group No. 2 (SNMG-2) in the Mediterranean, between September 21 and on November 21, and the participation in the advanced exercise “PEAN-19”, of integration and certification of the French aircraft group, as escort…

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Atalaya Returns to Ferrol From African Deployment

December 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The high-profile patrol “Atalaya” arrived at its base in Ferrol on December 15, after taking part in various cooperation activities in the African continent, within the Defense Diplomacy Plan. During this time, the “Watchtower” remained integrated into the operational structure of the Armed Forces, depending on the Maritime Security and Surveillance Command (MVSM), within…

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Mendez Nunez Home From Global Circumnavigation

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – The acting Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, has traveled today to Ferrol to receive and welcome the F-104 frigate “Méndez Núñez”, after completing a circumnavigation of more than seven months and traveling about 90,000 kilometers. For this act she has been accompanied by the Secretary of State for Defense, Ángel Olivares, and by the…

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Navantia Launches Second New AOR for Australia

August 30, 2019 (Google Translation) – Navantia launched the Nuship ship “Stalwart” on Friday, the second of the two logistics ships it is building for the Royal Australian Navy. The ceremony took place at the Ferrol shipyard at 5:14 p.m., coinciding with the high tide. During the event, the president of Navantia, Susana de Sarriá, thanked the Ministry of Defense…

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Serviola Returns to Ferrol from African Deployment

June 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The high-altitude patrol boat “Serviola” has returned today, Thursday, June 27, to its base in Ferrol, after having completed its four-month deployment on the west coast of Africa and the Gulf of Guinea. The act of reception was chaired by the Admiral of Maritime Action, Vice Admiral Juan Luis Sobrino Pérez-Crespo. During these four…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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