Croatian and UK ships join NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian

September 7, 2018 – The Croatian Navy and the Royal Navy joined NATO’s maritime operation in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday (7 September 2018). Over the next two weeks, the Croatian Navy vessel HRMV Vukovar, a Helsinki-class missile boat, and the Royal Navy vessel HMS Echo, an Echo-class survey vessel, will join the Italian Navy frigate ITS Espero and other associated vessels and aircraft in patrolling the central Mediterranean. Sea Guardian is a maritime security operation through which NATO maintains situational awareness in the Mediterranean. The operation helps deter and…

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ITS Espero Joins Operation Sea Guardian

Google translation The Expero frigate of the Navy started on 23 April from the Naval Base in Taranto, to participate in NATO’s Sea Guardian Operation . In the next days the ship will reach the port of Aksaz, in Turkey, to rejoin the NATO naval group. Nave Espero after a phase of integration and training with the other allied ships, will leave the Turkish port Monday, April 28, to begin the patrolling operations in the eastern Mediterranean, which will end next May 13.

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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…

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