Culture & Art

May 31, 2018

HONOR AND PRESERVE HISTORY

Portugal and Spain share one of the longest world histories in matters of navy traditions, being very common, inclusively, the cases of monarchs from both countries with academic education in military navy schools


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By JORGE MATIAS and R.L.N.E.

Recognized by the Spanish Government as a public utility institution, the Royal Spanish Naval League (RLNE) is a non-profit association, independent and apolitical. Founded in 1970, the institution is a worthy successor of the former Maritime League and share the same principles and objectives: protection of the marine environment and coastal areas, safety of human life at sea, lifeboat collaboration through the "Auxiliary Maritime Patrol" and the close collaboration with the five branches of the Navy (Military, Merchant, Fishing, Recreation and sports and scientific), as well as all other services and maritime surveillance (rescue, civil guard, naval aviation services of customs surveillance, etc.).

With current President D. Juan Diaz Cano, relayed by D. Carlos de La Fuente, Deputy in charge of the delegation of Cantabria and Castile-Leon – delegation which coordinates also the representation of the RLNE in Portugal and its representative in Portugal D. Victor de Almeida – the Royal Spanish Naval League aims to strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two Iberian Nations in the naval and maritime domain.

One of the operational activities of RLNE is the integration and cooperation with other international bodies that develop similar objectives. In this context, RLNE promotes and coordinates several maritime education actions, believing that such actions are important to consolidate and develop the relations of interaction between the sea and school communities.

Thus, there are many actions and work carried out by RLNE in Portugal, from which we highlight the collaboration with the Escola Superior Náutica Infante D. Henrique (ESNIDH), headquartered in Paço de Arcos – a public higher education institution specializing and unique in Portugal, in the training of professionals in the field of Merchant Shipping (maritime-port sector).

No less important is the publication of the Magazine of Marines, through which are disclosed and dealt with various topics related to the naval and maritime activities, as well as other subjects connected or directly related to the economy of the sea: marine war, fishing and aquaculture, diving and seamanship recreation, merchant, environmental, etc.

Along with these activities – as a guest member – RLNE was also present at the premises of Alfeite Naval Base, last November 10, 2017, to participate in the event "Maritime Security Workshop", where was noticed the presence of various personalities of the utmost importance in the maritime sector, in particular Mr. Admiral Silva Ribeiro (Chief of staff of the Portuguese Navy) and Vice-Admiral Gouveia e Melo, besides other individuals connected to the shipbuilding sector (officers and Generals of the Navy, NATO, etc.).

Important record, also, for the presence and representation at the conference and commemorative dinner of the acclaim of El Rei D. João VI, on 6 February 2018, at the premises of the Literary Guild, in Lisbon, Portugal.

This event was organized by the Dom João VI Institute and relied on its illustrious president, Professor Dom Filipe Folque de Mendonça, Count of Rio Grande, as speaker, who made a notable review of the life of the monarch, his direct ancestor. Also highlighted for the presence of His Royal Highness, Mr. D. Pedro Folque de Mendonça de Bragança and Bourbon, Duke of Portugal; Mr. Eng. D. Nuno da Câmara Pereira, Marquis of Castelo Rodrigo (Constable of Portugal); and Mr. D. Pedro de Brito Paulino de Noronha, Count of Mahem.

A final note for the conclusion of a protocol of cooperation with the Royal Military Order of S. Miguel da Ala, which aims at the joint realization of conferences, courses and seminars with a view to the promotion and dissemination of historical maritime heritage common to the two Iberian nations.

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