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During the two months integrated into the Alliance’s reaction force, it has carried out 39 supply operations.
Its deployment for two months (mid-October to December) as part of the NATO reaction force has served to make the Combat Supply Ship ‘Cantabria’, of the Spanish Navy, demonstrate its great capabilities in trading accounts has intervened.
Among the activities carried out by the Spanish ship, highlights its participation in the exercises of the NATO ‘Trident Juncture 2018’, the most important of the Alliance in recent years, which has gathered 70 ships, 40,000 soldiers and more than 10,000 vehicles of 31 NATO and associated countries, according to the Navy’s media. Maneuvers that IDEAL dealt with in a timely manner.
In addition to ‘Trident Juncture 18’ the ‘Cantabria’ carried out maritime security patrols in the Mediterranean, the Alboran Sea and the Strait, calling at the ports of Algiers (Algeria), Aksaz (Turkey) and Alexandria (Egypt).
The ship’s contribution has not been limited to its specific functions as a supply ship, actively participating in the Maritime Security and Surveillance operations in charge of the Naval Group in which it has been integrated. He has conducted visit and registration exercises with force units and force protection training against asymmetric threats.
Participated in the exercises ‘Trident Juncture 18’ the most important of the Alliance in recent years
The two months that the ‘Cantabria’ has remained in the Association (SNMG2), leave a balance of
39 supply maneuvers to a total of 12 ships of 10 different nationalities, thus increasing the permanence of the forces in which it has been integrated.
He has conducted maritime security patrols in the Mediterranean, the Alboran Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar
Apart from the ships of SNMG2, it has provided logistical support to units of the SNMG1 (other of the NATO groupings) and of the EUNAVFOR MED operation ‘Sophia’, of the European Union, in the Mediterranean. During his stay of 62 days outside his base, in Ferrol, the ‘Cantabria’ has sailed more than 12,000 nautical miles and visited 6 foreign ports.