JEMAD Receives Briefing on FFG Numancia’s Role in Atalanta

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 read more

Brazilian Navy acquires three commercial vessels from Norway

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Brazilian Navy acquires three commercial vessels from Norway Authorities View post tag: Solstad Farstad View post tag: AHTS The Brazilian Navy has bought three anchor handling tug supply vessels from Norwegian shipping company Solstad Farstad in a public auction in Brazil.The vessels, Sea Fox, Sea Vixen and Sea Stoat, were previously used by Brazilian oil giant Petrobras on its fields and were offered for sale by Solstad Offshore before it merged with Farstad Shipping and Deep Sea Supply into Solstad Farstad, a major offshore service vessel (OSV) company.According to the company, the vessels were sold at a price of BRL 82.8 mill (USD 24 million) and will be delivered to the navy by 2017-end.Built between 2010 and 2011 at ABG Shipyards, India, the AHTS are 63 meters long and have a bollard pull of approximately 90 tonnes.The Brazilian Navy intends to use the boats for search and rescue services and ocean towing but they could also be used for refueling of ships at sea. Brazilian Navy acquires three commercial vessels from Norway View post tag: Brazilian Navy September 7, 2017 Share this articlelast_img read more