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Patrol Vessel 'Furor' trains with naval units of the European Union in Gulf of Guinea waters

Gulf of Guinea waters
April 6, 2021
  • BAM "Furor" is carrying out operation African Deployment along the coast of West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea, integrated in the Maritime Operational Command (MOM)

Spanish Maritime Action Ship (BAM) 'Furor' has carried out an intense schedule of exercises and activities with ships from France, Italy and Portugal, contributing this way to the European Union's 'Coordinated Maritime Presences' initiative.

Between March 30 and April 1, the vessel conducted a joint patrol with Portuguese patrol vessel 'Setubal', which is also deployed in the area, in waters off the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria, demonstrating the interoperability and mutual cooperation between both nations in maritime security operations.

On April 2, the French helicopter carrier "Dixmude" and the Italian frigate "Luigi Rizzo" joined them, increasing the European presence in the Gulf of Guinea. With this training, the Spanish vessel proves its high performance and capabilities to operate with allied ships in pursuit of maritime security in a heavily damaged region by recent cases of piracy and unlawful acts at sea. 

The warship, which has been deployed in the Gulf of Guinea since March 5, thus strengthens its presence in the area and is enhancing the visibility of Spain and the Spanish Navy with its allies and the international maritime community.