On Friday April 1, the AOR "Cantabria" (A-15) arrived to Ferrol after a two month deployment with the Standing NATO Maritime Group - 1 (SNMG-1).
During the two months deployed the AOR "Cantabria" has been the supply ship of integrated units in that group. During this time he has participated in international exercises NOR TG / DG and Cold Response units realized with SNMG-1 and other units of different NATO countries.
During deployment the AOR "Cantabria" visited the ports of London (UK), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bergen (Norway), Trondheim (Norway), Oslo (Norway), Kiel (Germany), Warnemünde (Germany) and Riga (Latvia).
During their integration has coincided with another Spanish ship as the frigate "Alvaro de Bazan" also it acts as a command ship of the group.
The SPS "Patiño" (A-14) sailed yesterday from its base in Ferrol to the port of Halifax to start the deployment of two months to support the Royal Canadian Navy.
The SPS "Patiño" (A-14) on arrival in Canada will be integrated into a group of RCN and USN ship assigned, along the east coast of North America, about multinational exercises (TGEX-216).
This deployment is a result of a request to the Navy by the Royal Canadian Navy, its inability to supply at sea. This support is based on the principle of solidarity between NATO members, by which a country provides a capability that no other, all without incurring an additional cost and without entailing a reduction in their own operational capabilities of our Navy.
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) with the deployment of SPS "Patiño" (A-14) aims to improve the training of its units and personnel in the replenishment at sea and the protection of HVU (High Value Unit).
In turn, this support provides to Spain a support to the defense industry, foreign prestige for the Spanish Navy and the benefits of training for crews and exchange of knowledge and exprerience with the integration in other allied navy.