OFF SOMALIA Operation Atalanta
On Sunday 1st January 2017, Spanish warship, ESPS
Relámpago, which is currently deployed with the European Union
Naval Force, met in the Gulf of Aden with Task Force 151
Pakistan Navy Ship, PNS Tariq.
During the meeting,
crewmembers from both ships cross-decked to the other in order
to meet and share common procedures used in the area of
operations. On board Relampago, Spanish and Pakistani Navy
boarding teams carried out a joint boarding exercise, sharing
knowledge and procedures.
Later, both ships conducted communications and navigation
manoeuvres, before finishing with a fast roping exercise from
Relámpago´s SH60B SeaHawk helicopter.
Once all exercises were completed, both commanding officers
met on board PNS Tariq, where both spoke of the importance of
cooperation and coordination to ensure Somali-based piracy
After the meeting both warships continued their