EUNAVFOR welcomes the Spanish Combat Replenishment Ship SPS PATINODecember 9, 2010 - 19:14
On 8 December 2010, EUNAVFOR’s capacity has been reinforced with the arrival of the Spanish ship SPS PATINO in the area of operations.
SPS PATINO is a Combat Replenishment Ship that has entered service with the Spanish Navy in 1995. She has a displacement of 7,780 tons, is 170 meters long, and has a crew of 148.
SPS PATINO will be the platform for EUNAVFOR next Force Headquarters: Rear-Admiral Juan Rodriguez and his staff will assume the command of the task force from 14 December 2010.
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