first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Staff View post tag: Briefing The Chief of the Spanish Defense Staff (JEMAD), Admiral Fernando García Sánchez, visited FFG ‘Numancia’ on July 1st. The ship is deployed in Djibouti and integrated in EUNAVFOR’s operation ‘Atalanta’ since April 6th, fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean.Once on board, JEMAD addressed the ship’s crew on behalf of the Minister of Defense and on his own behalf, to thank on their endeavors and congratulate them for the success of the operation. He encouraged them not to lower their guard despite the fact that piracy is now in its weakest moments.Before concluding the visit, the commanding officer of the ‘Numancia’, Commander Luis Díaz-Bedia, briefed JEMAD on the details of the operation within which 31 vessels have been challenged and searched, and two medical evacuations were also arranged. So far, the ship has been 101 days out of base since her departure from Rota Naval Base sailing nearly 20,000 miles in 84-day  runs.[mappress]Press Release, July 5, 2013; Image: Spanish Navy July 5, 2013 View post tag: ATALANTA JEMAD Receives Briefing on FFG Numancia’s Role in Atalanta View post tag: Numancia View post tag: Spanish View post tag: FFG View post tag: Naval View post tag: JEMAD View post tag: Defence Share this article View post tag: chief View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: role View post tag: receives Back to overview,Home naval-today JEMAD Receives Briefing on FFG Numancia’s Role in Atalanta last_img

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