The frigate ‘Mndez Nez’ returns house after 202 days of surveillance of Russian ships within the Mediterranean | EUROtoday

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During its mission the Spanish ship has had interplay with 14 ships of Vladimir Putin’s navy power

Minister Margarita Robles, with the crew
Minister Margarita Robles, with the crew of the ‘Mndez Nez’.EFE
  • Defending A Spanish Navy patrol boat mobilized because of the presence of a Russian submarine in waters close to Galicia

The frigate’s engines Mndez Nez They go at full energy on to Ferrol. The 230 individuals who make up the crew end subsequent day the twenty second a four-month mission – 202 days of navigation – monitoring the passages of Russian ships within the Mediterranean. Mendez uez He returns to the navy port with the satisfaction of getting fulfilled his responsibility and after an particularly difficult mission because of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. They reported all of this this Monday in Mediterranean waters, 15 kilometers off the coast of Malaga, to the minister. Margaret Robleswho embarked to congratulate them on the success of the mission and since they’ll spend the Christmas holidays at house with their households.

Sent by the frigate captain David Daz-Canejaleft Galicia on August 18 to enlist within the Permanent Naval Group quantity 2 of the I’LL TAKE throughout the Noble Shield mission. An operation with the participation of France, Turkey, Greece, the United Kingdom, Italy and Denmark however through which solely the Mndez Nez It has been deployed for 202 days, being a very powerful contribution. During this time, the work of displaying power by the allied international locations within the Western Mediterranean has been mixed with everlasting coaching to be prepared for high-capacity situations. In reality, through the minister’s go to, an evacuation train was carried out in case of a missile impression.

In the 4 months they’ve been at sea, the Mndez Nez has investigated the actions of 10,228 ships. Of them, they’ve had 31 interactions with Russian ships, 14 from the Naval Force Putin and the remainder retailers, though they’ve acknowledged that they’ve ties with the naval forces of their nation. As the frigate captain defined, as soon as they encounter a Russian ship, there’s a NATO protocol to observe and de-escalate the stress. Monitoring is carried out at a protected distance from the vessel so as to receive data on its actions.

Díaz-Caneja acknowledged that there isn’t a communication between the ships, that they attempt to keep away from misunderstandings and that whereas the NATO models don’t perform harassment work whereas they observe the ships, the Russians do attempt to topic them to that strain. quite the opposite. In any case, the presence of allied forces defending the Mediterranean international locations is extra quite a few than the Russian ones. And the Mndez Nez has ensured safety for 4 months, and now they’re getting ready to get house whereas others take over, such because the Sentinelwhich final week escorted a Russian submarine because it handed by way of Spanish waters.