ITS Virginio Fasan Receives Royal Navy of Oman Representatives During Muscat Visit

On 28th August, Italian warship, ITS Virginio Fasan, welcomed representatives of the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) during a port visit to Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. Senior Officers from the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) were received on board by Captain Michel Orini, Commanding Officer, of EU NAVFOR flagship ITS Virginio Fasan. They discussed Operation Atalanta’s on-going counter-piracy mission and the flagship’s capabilities. Before departing the EU NAVFOR warship, the RNO representatives had a tour of the ITS Fasan’s control rooms and flight deck talking to the crew…

Read More

ITS Espero Joins EUNAVOR

On Saturday 25th March the Italian Navy Maestrale class frigate, ITS Espero, joined the EU Naval Force off the coast of Somalia. Commanded by Commander Luigi Pirozzi, prior to departing their base port in Taranto, Italy, ITS Espero’s sailors and marines carried out intensive operational sea and counter-piracy training. This is the second time that ITS Espero has deployed with the EU Naval Force and as a well-equipped, multi-purpose frigate, ITS Espero is perfectly suited to the European Union’s counter-piracy operation, that since December 2008 has deterred and repressed acts…

Read More