Die Bundeswehr in Operation Atalanta-8

The Force Commander of Operation Atalanta, Real Admiral Kaack, visited ESPS Santa Maria of Spain to meet and discuss Operational aspect of the Atalanta and regional Security with the Commanding Officer of ESPS Santa Maria and his Crew.

Currently the two Naval Warships of Frigate Bayern and ESPS Santa Maria, while redeployed in the Indian Ocean in Counter-Piracy Operation have had a Cordial  converge  in the Gulf of Aden.

the Force Commander, Rear Admiral Kaack, meets ESPS Santa Maria's Commanding Officer Jun 2016The Force Commander, Rear Admiral Kaack (left) and the Commanding officer of Spanish ESPS Santa Maria, Commander Antonio Posada (right)  June 27, 2016 © EUNAVFOR

Additional Reference:  Operation Atalanta Force Commander, Real Admiral Kaack, Visited Spanish Warship ESPS Tornado, April 5, 2016 

Operation Atalanta Force Commander, Rear Admiral Kaack,  Visited Italian Warship ITS Euro April 11, 2016

ESPS Victoria of Spain joined Operation Atalanta, the European Union’s counter-piracy Operation October 9, 2015