During these Focused Operations (FOCOPS) 23-4, the Offshore Patrol Vessel was in command of the NATO Task Group. She sailed more than 2,400 miles, collecting significant data for maritime traffic on major sea lines of communication, while boarding teams liaised and exchanged information with nearby boats and ships. Throughout the deployment, collaboration and coordination with Allied navies strengthened maritime security in the Mediterranean.
Spanish ship ESPS Furor has returned to her home base port in Cartagena following two weeks in the Mediterranean Sea with NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian
ESPS Furor also called at the port of La Goulette, Tunisia, liaising with officers from the Tunisian navy, strengthening Tunisia’s partnership with NATO.
Operation Sea Guardian is NATO’s maritime security operation in the Mediterranean. It is presently conducting three maritime security tasks: maritime security capacity building, support to maritime situational awareness and maritime counter-terrorism.
Operation Sea Guardian is under the operational command of Allied Maritime Command in Northwood, United Kingdom, which serves as the Alliance’s hub for maritime security information sharing.