The Ministry of Defense has denied today that it plans to resume military maneuvers in the waters of Fuerteventura as the Canarian Coalition shuffled before a recent presence of its troops in the area that ensures routine reconnaissance facts “without using any harmful system” for the environment.
The defence has come out, in a statement, to the passage of a message from CC that last week warned of the possibility that he intended to return to do military maneuvers in the area after they were suspended 16 years ago after the massive stranding of cetaceans which produced military exercises in 2002.
Before the warnings of that party, motivated by the presence of the military in the referred waters, the Ministry explains that the activities carried out were routine surveys aimed at updating the information of the maritime environment and not preparations for naval exercises.
And he assures that Defense and, in particular, the Navy, is “very aware” of the natural wealth of the Canary Islands, which contributes to taking care collaborating in the fight against pollution and in the maintenance of biodiversity.
In addition, he insists that the constant presence of naval vessels in their waters in the normal development of their activity show “the respect and commitment existing.”
Source: La Vanguardia