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The patrol boat ‘Vigía’ concludes deployment in the Gulf of Guinea.
The ship has arrived at her homeport in Puntales (Cádiz) after a three and a half-month deployment in Africa.
Friday, June 16, 2017


The offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Vigía’ has just returned to her homeport in Puntales (Cádiz) after a deployment of three and a half months in the African continent.

OPV ‘Vigía’ under command of Lt-Cdr. Carlos Miguel Abadín, and with a crew of 50 servicemen, visited the Gulf of Guinea and 7 West African nations sailing more than 10,395 nautical miles.

The ‘Vigía’ took part in Exercise ‘Obangame Express’ conducted by the U.S. Navy, and Exercise ‘NEMO 17.3’ organized by the French Navy. Spanish naval officers also participated in the International Symposium of Naval Leaders held in Abidjan (Ivory Coast).

As part of the Spanish Defense Diplomacy Plan and a follow-on of the Africa Partnership Station (APS) initiative, the OPV ‘Vigía’ welcomed on board the Spanish Ambassadors to Mauritania, Cape Verde, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, and Sao Tome and Príncipe.

The ship has carried out several support activities with the Spanish merchant and fishing fleets in the region, as well as with oilers transiting to and from different oil platforms in Nigeria.

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