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The Portuguese Navy submarine “Arpão” has crossed the Equator for the first time, on a mission within the scope of the 'Open Sea' Initiative.

After docking on April 14 in Cape Verdean waters for the first time, the Portuguese Navy announced that the “Arpão”, which is participating in the 'Open Sea' initiative, in the South Atlantic, “crossed the equator for the first time.


“The NRP Arpão is the first Portuguese submarine to carry out a mission of this type, and it is also the first time that a national submarine has crossed the Equator, putting the operational logistical capacity of the Navy to the test”.


Until the beginning of August, the Portuguese submarine will travel “more than 13,000 miles”, will “perform around 2,500 hours of navigation” and will visit “two continents and five countries”.


In The Portugal News