Friday, February 12, 2016

ESPS Patino

The Spanish naval replenishment ship ESPS Patino arrived this morning at HMC Dockyard. The ship will assist the Canadian Navy in upcoming TGEX-216 exercises with the USN, since we no longer have any support ships that can put to sea.

There will be 35 Canadian crew on the ship during the 2 month period. They will be training in various aspects of replenishment at sea.

Patino was built in 1995 and carries 9,000 cu.m. of fuel, which can be transferred at sea, in addition to large quantities of stores, equipment and ammunition. It also has hospital facilities and a helicopter landing deck.


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