During their counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia, crews from Operation Atalanta warships ensure that they remain at the top of their game with regular training exercises on the upper deck.
During one of their recent counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, ESPS Galicia’s ship protection teams carried out a range of gunnery exercises.
A Spanish Navy Landing Platform Dock (LPD), ESPS Galicia is Operation Atalanta’s current flagship. This very capable and highly versatile warship departed her home port of Rota in early February. She is deployed off the coast of Somalia as part of the European Union’s efforts to deter and disrupt acts of piracy and to protect World Food Programme vessels carrying humanitarian aid for the people of Somalia.