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Operation ‘Atalanta’

LPD ‘Galicia’ collaborates with the Navy of Madagascar during her deployment in Operation ‘Atalanta’.
The Spanish ship trained members from the Malagasy Navy in maritime interdiction and force protection techniques.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017


The LPD ‘Galicia’ (L-51), current flagship of Operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean, has conducted a series of training activities with members of the Malagasy Navy.

The ‘Galicia’ docked in the port of Antsiranana and organized several practical and theoretical classes on maritime interdiction and force protection for 20 navy servicemen from Madagascar, most of them new recruits.

This type of training collaborations with allied navies is of paramount importance allowing regional armed forces to successfully exercise the necessary security and surveillance in those waters where European Union naval forces are not present.

Operation ‘Atalanta’

Operation ‘Atalanta’ is an EU counter-piracy mission designed to attain security in the Gulf of Aden and the coast of Somalia and protect ships transiting that area.

So far, 35 Spanish warships have participated in this mission, on several occasions as flagships of the whole operation.

The ‘Galicia’ took command of this mission on February 24th and will conclude at the end of July. The ship has an international Staff with members from nine different nations.

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