Carlo Margottini Returns to Qatar

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Campaign in the Middle East and Arabian Sea – MOMA 19 : the sixth stop saw the Italian Navy unit moored at the port of the Qatari capital from 2 to 5 March. The words of Ambassador Salzano during his visit on board highlighted the importance of naval diplomacy , with a view to consolidating political, diplomatic and economic relations with nations of strategic importance for Italy. The campaign of the Margottini in the countries of the Arabian Sea is both an emblem of…

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46 Italian Sailors Conduct Anti-Piracy Training in Pakistan

February 15, 2019 – Contrast to maritime piracy, cooperation in areas of crisis and interoperability between fleets. These are the general objectives that animated the international exercise AMAN 2019 , organized by the Pakistani Navy, which took part in representing the Italian Navy the European Multi Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini, already engaged in the campaign in the Middle East and Mar Arabian (MOMA). The Aman exercise, or “peace” in Urdu language, kicked off on Friday 8 February, with an opening ceremony in the presence of the Commander in Chief…

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ITS Carlo Margottini Deploys to Middle East and Arabian Sea

January 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today the European Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Carlo Margottini left from the naval base of La Spezia, to start a naval campaign that will involve her in the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Arabian Sea (MOMA) to carry out activities of presence and surveillance to protect lines of maritime traffic of national interest. The campaign is also part of the activities carried out in the field of international cooperation and dialogue between the countries in the area with which Italy has important political-diplomatic, economic and…

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Welcome aboard ITS Carlo Margottini Colonel Iwakami

Countering piracy requires strong partnerships; this is especially true of Combined Maritime Forces and EU NAVFOR. On 7th July 2018, Colonel Iwakami from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) supporting Combined Task Force 151’s Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) detachment based in Djibouti was welcomed aboard ITS Carlo Margottini. The crew of the Italian flagship continues the cooperation between partner nations ensuring military assets are used to best effect to deter and disrupt piracy off the Somali coast, keeping seafarers safe and maintaining maritime security. European and Japanese counter-piracy forces…

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EU NAVFOR Helping Build Djibouti Coast Guard

Building and supporting maritime capabilities in the region is vital for on-going shared security and cooperation. EU NAVFOR is committed to assisting where it can to strengthen development with local partners. EU NAVFOR’s warship ITS Carlo Margottini recently conducted a local maritime capacity building exercise with members of the Djibouti Coastguard. The training focused on boarding operations and evidence gathering with the Coast Guard. The embarked Italian crew delivered the maritime training as part of the EU’s integrated approach to tackling piracy on the high seas. This training proved to…

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EU NAVFOR focusses counter-piracy efforts in Mombasa, Kenya

EU NAVFOR has been bringing EU and regional partners together to focus on counter-piracy and maritime security as efforts continue to build on a more secure maritime environment. From 17th to 19th May 2018, the flagship of EU NAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta, ITS Carlo Margottini, made a logistic and operational stop in the port of Mombasa, Kenya, after an intense period of counter-piracy patrolling along the coast of Somalia. She hosted a Maritime Security forum on board aimed at supporting and encouraging regional governments that has seen the recent establishment of…

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Carlo Margottini and Patiño Training During Operation Atalanta

Google Translation Training is a priority for the crews of military ships, even those engaged in op. Atalanta. The Italian frigate Margottini trains and replenishes at sea with the Spanish Patiño oiler. [smartslider3 slider=72] The multimission frigate Carlo Margottini , engaged in the Indian Ocean at the helm of Operation Atalanta and headquarters of the Naval Force flagship, after having conducted patrolling and familiarization along the northern Somali coast, met at sea with the Spanish ship Patiño, also engaged along the coast of eastern Somaliland. This meeting at sea, just…

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ITS Carlo Margottini in the United Arab Emirates

Google Translation March 24, the European Frigate Multi Mission (FREMM)   of the Navy arrived in the port of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, where it will stop until Thursday, March 29th. Nave Margottini is the third FREMM unit delivered to the Navy on 27 February 2014 in the “anti-submarine” version and is fitted with state-of-the-art technological systems. Starting from La Spezia on 20 February and coming from Dammam (Saudi Arabia), the unit stops in Abu Dhabi before arriving in Djibouti in April to take command of…

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