NRP Setúbal ship starts operations in Mozambique

The Portuguese ocean patrol vessel NRP Setúbal docked Sunday at the port of Maputo, where it will remain until Thursday as part of the Open Sea initiative, the Portuguese navy announced.
The program in Mozambique includes a period of training and instruction, sailing, with soldiers from the Mozambican navy, as part of the defense cooperation that has brought the two countries together for 30 years.
The activities will also include promotional activities at the Portuguese School of Mozambique, with a lecture and a visit by a group of students to the ship.
The NRP Setúbal and the teams on board will then take part in the Portugal Day celebrations in Cape Town, South Africa, which will be presided over by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
The ship left Lisbon Naval Base on April 15, together with the NRP Centauro, for another mission of the Open Sea initiative in 14 countries and 20 ports over four months to carry out maritime security missions and support foreign policy.