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Operation Atalanta and Task Force 151 warships meet off Somalia | Coastweek

OFF SOMALIA Operation Atalanta -- Spanish warship, ESPS Relámpago, which is currently deployed with the European Union Naval Force, is seen while meeting up off Somalia with Task Force 151 Pakistan Navy Ship, PNS Tariq. PHOTOS - EU NAVFOR

Operation Atalanta and Task Force 151 warships meet off Somalia

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 remains suppressed.

After the meeting both warships continued their counter-piracy patrols.

           

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