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The frigate 'Cristóbal Colón' visited by the Spanish ambassador to Croatia

Split, Croacia.
November 30, 2022
  • The ship, which is part of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2), received the visit of the ambassador during a logistic stop.

The frigate 'Cristobal Colon' (F-105) has received the visit of the Spanish Ambassador to Croatia, Juan Gonzalez-Barba Pera during the stay in the port of Split

Upon his arrival, the ambassador was received with Honours and later, he signed the Book of Honour in the Chamber of Officials. Afterwards, the Ambassador visited the ship and was briefed on the different capabilities and missions of the frigate, as well as on the main events of the SNMG-2 deployment.

During the visit, the Ambassador thanked the members of the Armed Forces for their efforts to ensure peace and security, and wished the crew well in their mission.

SNMG-2 comprises naval and air units from various allies countries. The role of SNMG-2 is to provide NATO with a rapid reaction force in naval scenarios.

During its integration, the frigate 'Cristóbal Colón' contributes to the operations by providing a high air defence and detection capacity thanks to its AEGIS combat system and the SPY-1D (V) multifunction radar. It is manned by 225 men and women, with an Operational Security Team (EOS), an Embarked Air Unit (UNAEMB) - SH-60B helicopter-, and an Interception Controller.