Indian Ocean: Cristóbal Colónto to Assume Command of SNMG-2

first_img View post tag: ocean Complement250 (48 officers) StatusActive View post tag: Assume Indian Ocean: Cristóbal Colónto to Assume Command of SNMG-2 Beam18.6m Length146.7m View post tag: SNMG View post tag: Indian After successfully completing an operational qualification period, the ‘Cristóbal Colón’ will carry out the final (MAR – JUL) of the three scheduled rotations of Spanish Navy warships during the Spanish command of SNMG-2.The SNMG-2 is made up of escort and logistics ships from different NATO nations. Spanish Navy Rear-admiral Eugenio Díaz del Río took command of SNMG-2 in June 2013 and his tour of duty will conclude next July.While integrated in SNMG-2, the ‘Cristóbal Colón’ will participate in operation ‘Ocean Shield’ in the Indian Ocean. This operation is NATO’s contribution to the international community efforts to counter piracy in the Horn of Africa.Farewell CeremonyThe farewell ceremony was presided over by Rear-admiral Antonio Pintos, Commander of the Naval Action Group 1 (COMGRUP-1), and attended by other military authorities and relatives of the crew.The frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ has a complement of 180 men and women. Further personnel on board include the International Staff, the UNAEMB (Embarked Air Unit) to support SH-60B helicopter operations, medical personnel and a Marine Corps Security detachment. View post tag: Defense View post tag: Command Range4,500 nm at 18 kn February 27, 2014 View post tag: Defence Share this article View post tag: 2 View post tag: Colónto Displacement5,800-6,391t [mappress]Press Release, February 27, 2014; Image: Spanish Navy View post tag: Cristóbal   CRISTOBAL COLON SPECIFICATIONS Draught4.75m View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Speed28.5 kn Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Ocean: Cristóbal Colónto to Assume Command of SNMG-2 CRISTOBAL COLONTO PULLS OUT OF FERROLThe Spanish frigate ‘Cristóbal Colón’ (F-105) departed La Graña Naval Station on February 24 to relieve the frigate ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ (F-101) as command ship of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2). View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

Alberttown Martial Arts Academy holds first karate examination

first_imgFOUR karatekas were promoted when Alberttown Martial Arts Academy, a branch of The Guyana Mixed Martial Arts Karate Association, held its first annual Martial Arts Karate Examination last Monday. The exam was conducted by Master Lloyd Ramnarine, instructor Roman Pollard, followed by Zafar Ramnarine, Julie Ramnarine and Alliyah Ramnarine.The successful students were Eonthe Garraway promoted to yellow belt, Troy Harris promoted to orange belt, Leanna Barnard to orange belt and Whitney Garraway to blue belt.Meanwhile Sensei Pollard would like to extend an invitation to the youths in the community to get involved in martial arts, because according to him, it is not all about violence but discipline. “The styles that I teach are Shotokan, Ju-jitsu and traditional weapon. On behalf of my students and myself, I would like to thank Master Lloyd Ramnarine and his family for taking time off to come and conduct this examination.”The Alberttown Martial Arts Academy started in March this year at 71 Light Street. This club is open to the public.At the moment there are summer programmes at the Guyana Mixed Martial Arts Karate Association, which include classes at the Iron Fist Martial Arts Academy, located at the New Diamond/Grove Primary School, East Bank Demerara;The Red Dragon Martial Arts Academy at the Belle West Primary School, West Bank Demerara; La Parfaite Harmonie Invisible Kick Martial Arts Academy, West Bank Demerara; and Vreed-en-Hoop Martial Arts Academy located at the Vreed-en-Hoop Primary School, West Bank, Demerara, opposite Royal Castle.If anyone is interested in joining the various clubs, further information can be acquired from 698-6727, 673-0823, 698-7456 and 668-6952.last_img read more