Constant commitment of the Italian Navy, to guarantee the safety and free use of maritime spaces of national strategic interest and the entire enlarged Mediterranean region. In this context, the prolonged operational commitment of the European Multi Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Bergamini develops, which on 21 January left the port of Taranto to head towards the Suez Canal, which passed on 25 January, before joining the European Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Somalia – operation ATALANTA, aimed at supporting the integrated European Union device against maritime piracy in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, to protect freedom of navigation and the legitimate use of the sea.
The lead FREMM has contributed to the operation of different maritime devices in the area, while providing support to other coalition initiatives in the field of maritime security.
In fact, after the period in operation “ATALANTA”, on Saturday 4 February the Bergamini ship continued its activity by integrating itself into the AGENOR operation, framed in the European Maritime Awareness in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASOH) initiative, contributing to the aeronaval device of European nations, with a predominantly maritime connotation, which operates in an area including the Persian Gulf and the Indian Ocean region at the Omani coasts, safeguarding the freedom of navigation and safety of ships in transit in the area of the Strait of Hormuz
On Thursday 9 February, exercising the traditional functions of naval diplomacy and support to the military policy of international cooperation, the Bergamini ship moored in the port of Karachi, Pakistan, representing the Italian navy in the multinational exercise AMAN, organized by the Pakistani navy, in which over 50 nations took part with ships, observers or specialized teams. At the end of the exercise, the navy frigate headed to the port of Abu Dhabi for an operational stop contextual to the exhibition in the IDEX-NAVDEX 2023 defense industries sector (20-24 February), a prestigious showcase of international importance for a product of national shipbuilding excellence.
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