Former EU NAVFOR flagship Spanish warship NUMANCIA returns to port in SpainAugust 24, 2009 - 16:53
After nearly five months of deployment EU NAVFOR Spanish warship SNS NUMANCIA and SNS MARQUES DE LA ENSENADA returned to Rota Spain under the command of Captain (N) Juan Garat Caramé who recently handed over the Force Command to Commodore Pieter Bindt of the Netherlands.
Captain (N) Garat and the crews were greeted by a large number of relatives assembled at the jetty in Rota Naval Base. They were officially welcomed by the Chief of the Spanish Navy, Admiral Juan C Muñoz–Delgado.
Among those assembled to welcome Captain (N) Garat and the two ships was also EU NAVFOR Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Thorsten Kaehler who stated at the occasion,
“We welcome NAMANCIA and her crew back to Spain. On behalf of EU NAVFOR I would like to take the opportunity to thank Captain (N) Juan Garat Caramé and his crew for a well done job.”
NUMANCIA arrived in Rota – Chief of Sanish Navy, Admiral Juan Carlos Munoz-Diaz del Rio, muster the crew – Deputy Force Commander Rear Admiral Thorsten Kaehler thanks Captain (N) Juan Garat Carame.
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