NRP Viana do Castelo Supports Research in Azores

Google Translation This research vessel is carrying out an oceanographic campaign, in the framework of the mapping of the Azores’ frontal system by means of a Conductivity Temperature Depth (CTD) and scan fish (CTD towed), in the national EEZ about 110 miles southeast of the island of S. Maria, authorized by the Portuguese State during the period from March 10 to April 1, 2017. The Azorean frontal system is an area defined by the transition between the cold waters of the Atlantic and the warm waters of the subtropical and…

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700 year anniversary of the Portuguese Navy

More than 40 Portuguese and foreign ships and more than 700 sailors, including representatives from navies from all over the world, will gather in Lisbon to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the founding of the Portuguese Navy. This important date commemorates the establishment in 1317 of the oldest navy in the world via a Royal Charter signed by King Dinis. This crucial document, which is also known as the “Pessanha Contract”, established a permanent Navy for the first time and appointed Manual Pessanha from Genoa as Admiral of the Kingdom…

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NRP Arpão Completes 50 Days Submerged

Google Translation With this mission the Arpão submarine, which left Lisbon on October 2, once again made use of the high technology with which it is equipped, being a suitable means to collect information discreetly in an area with the characteristics of that region of the central Mediterranean. Created in the context of the European Union, EUNAVFOR MED is a naval force made up of ships from the European Union countries, which is carrying out an operation which, in addition to the support of the EU Council, is supported by…

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