Navy with Mediterranean mission and “prepared for eventualities”


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The Chief of Staff of the Navy, Gouveia e Melo, spoke about a new Mediterranean mission, where the Portuguese Navy “has been operating for years”.

The Portuguese Navy is to carry out an operation in the Mediterranean Sea, an area where these forces “have been operating for years”.

“We’re going to carry out another operation in the Mediterranean – without any specific or special concerns,” explained the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Gouveia e Melo, in statements to SIC Notícias.

The operation is taking place at a time when tensions are rising internationally. “The international context is worrying,” he pointed out, giving examples such as the conflict between the Islamist group Hamas and Tel Aviv, as well as the war in Ukraine.

“We’re prepared for these eventualities and we’re going to operate in the Mediterranean, as we always have,” he said, considering that the world is currently “volatile, it’s not stable”, but assuring that Portugal is prepared.

“We are prepared to operate and live in a world that is volatile and not stable. We are a Navy, we are part of an Armed Forces and we have to be prepared for these kinds of eventualities,” he explained.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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