EU Naval Force - Somalia
Operation ATALANTA

Four days later, on 16 of August, once more the German MPRA received a mayday from the same sailing yacht. The yacht had lost steering and asked for fuel in order to reach the next safe port.The Spanish frigate ESPS Navarra, heading to the same port, was tasked by the Force Commander to alter course in order to aid the yacht. Around five o’clock the next morning, ESPS Navarra located the drifting yacht.

August 18, 2014 - 12:00

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