ESPS Navarra joins EU NAVFOR

Spanish vessel makes its second deployment with Operation Atalanta.

Spanish frigate ESPS joins EU counter piracy forces off Somalia

On Tuesday 22 July 2014 Spanish frigate ESPS Navarra joined the EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta, the EU NAVFOR news release said.

Over the next five months the task of the 214 men and women on board will be to deter, prevent and repress acts of piracy and armed robbery in the piracy high risk areas and escort World Food Programme (WFP) and African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean to protect them from pirate attack.

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Source: en.portnews.ru

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