Spanish Warship Joins EUNAVFOR Anti-piracy Fleet

EUNAVFOR News Release
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Spanish Corvette Infanta Elena:Credit EUNAVFOR

ESPS INFANTA ELENA, a Descubierta class corvette, joins the EUNAVFOR operation ATALANTA against piracy

ESPS INFANTA ELENA, commissioned into the Spanish Navy in April 1980 is a patrol ship of 1200 tonnes.

The Spanish ship joins OP ATALANTA operations with the mission to protect vulnerable shipping and World Food Programme vessels, in addition to deterrence and disruption of piracy in the Somali Basin and Horn of Africa.

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