Anti-piracy: the Mimbelli UN merchant reserve in the Indian Ocean


Ship Francesco Mimbelli, engaged in the NATO mission to combat piracy Ocean Shield, in the past few days has guaranteed the necessary security framework for the motor ship Caroline Scan, Antigua Barbuda flag merchant, leased by the United Nations under the program called World Food Program for the transport of humanitarian aid to the Somali population.

The assistance took place both during the brief stop in the waters in front of the port of Mogadishu (Somalia), and for the more than 500 miles of the navigation section to the port of Mombasa (Kenya), in one of the most risky sea areas of piracy attacks.

The escort activity just concluded, and normally carried out by the units of the 465 Task Force of the EU's Atalanta mission (European Union), demonstrates the active cooperation that exists between the various international coalitions present in the area of ​​operation.

An area that, between the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, as vast as all of Europe in which the navies of the countries involved contribute to the common mission to ensure the safety of navigation and maritime transport, the free exchange of goods and the safe maintenance of humanitarian aid flows to local populations, in one of the most exploited and important sea routes in energy and economic terms in the world.

Source: Military Navy