The Spanish Naval Leadership in Operation Atalanta-2

One of the important tasks of the European Naval Force in Operation Atalanta is Military outreach during the port visit.  

relampagos-crew-with-convent-sisters-during-a-visit-to-a-school-in-djibouti-october-26-2016The Naval crew of  ESPS Relampago with Convent Sisters. Djibouti October 26, 2016 © EU NAVFOR

Earlier this week the Spanish Naval warship ESPS Relampago  in its port stop in Djibouti, visited a Catholic charity school of Couvent de la Nativité.  The Commanding Officer of ESPS Relampago  presented the funds  which had been donated by the two Spanish charity foundation of ‘Caritas Castrense’ and ‘Asociacion Nuestra señora del Carmen’, and school materials provided by Spanish Navy School Colegio de Huerfanos de la Armada.    

The Spanish  Naval Warship, ESPS Relampago has been part of Operation Atalanta in rotational deployment terms since 2012, when its  chapter in Operation Atalanta started with a successful  Rescue Operation that saved the lives of 68 people in the gulf of Aden.                                         

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Sources: EU NAVFOR/ Spanish Navy