Operation Atalanta’s Farewell to ITS Carlo Margottini

May 31, 2019 – Today marks the end of ITS Carlo Margottini’s contribution to Operation Atalanta, the European Union’s first naval operation, launched in 2008 to prevent and deter piracy at sea off the Horn of Africa and in the Indian Ocean. For the past three months, the Italian warship (hull number F592) has worked alongside the ESPS Navarra, countering…

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Carlo Margottini Conducts Maintenance Stopover in Muscat

May 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of its commitment to ensure the protection of merchant shipping and the vessels of the World Food Program in the Gulf of Aden and along the northern coasts of Somalia under the European flag of the Atalanta anti-piracy operation , frigate Margottini made an operational halt in the port of Muscat. The…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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