October 5, 2016 - Wednesday October 5, the Supply Ship Combat 'Cantabria' sail from the quay No 5 of the Military Arsenal of Ferrol course to the British Isles, where it will be integrated into Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2) and participate in multinational exercises "Joint Warrior", later moving to the Mediterranean Sea until the end of their deployment.
The BAC 'Cantabria' acquired by Spain materialize the commitment, participation units in permanent groups of NATO to ensure the safety of the population, forces and European territory in the area of the Atlantic Alliance.
It is the second time in just over a year that the ship is integrated into the SNMG-2. During the first quarter of this year he was deployed with the SNMG-1 Group. The vessel has recently completed its operational qualification in the Gulf of Cadiz, which certifies it, among other things, to integrate into this type of naval forces.
This provision is made up of 155 people belonging to the ship's own, to the embarked air unit (UNAEMB) and the protection force of Marines. In addition, it will carry a Sikorsky SH-3D, belonging to the 5th Squadron.The deployment is scheduled for a period of two months, waiting for the return to its base in Ferrol mid-December.