Portuguese frigate Álvares Cabral returns from the Indian Ocean after 5 month mission.

The Portuguese frigate Álvares Cabral has returned today after a 5 month deployment in the Indian Ocean and the Áden Gulf commanding the European Union mission Atalanta to protect navigation in the area against piracy and protect World Food Program humanitarian convoys with food and medical aid to Somalia.

The Portuguese had been at sea with around 200 people on board including the Helicopter Detachment “Playboy” on witch the Portuguese Navy Lynx tail number 19205 reached 4000 flight hours. To the “Playboy” My special “Welcome Home Boys!”

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