Spanish warship INFANTA CRISTINA joins EU NAVFORAugust 30, 2011 - 16:00
On August 29 the Spanish warship SPS INFANTA CRISTINA joined Operation ATALANTA off the Horn of Africa having previously deployed to this operation in the autumn of 2010.
Commanded by Lieutenant Commander Angel Gamboa Perez-Pardo, the ship and its crew have conducted specialist training before joining Task Force 465 and are fully ready to take part in counter-piracy operations and escort of vulnerable shipping in the region.
SPS INFANTA CRISTINA is a patrol craft of the Descubierta class, has a length of 89 meters, a displacement of 1,495 tons and a crew of 148.
EUNAVFOR Somalia – Operation ATALANTA’s main tasks are to escort ships carrying humanitarian aid of the World Food Program (WFP) and vessels of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), deter and disrupt piracy and protect other vulnerable vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. In addition, EUNAVFOR monitors fishing activity off the coast of Somalia.
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