Yesterday evening, the frigate Carabiniere of the Navy, during a patrolling activity in the Central Mediterranean as part of the Safe Sea Operation in the waters overlooking Libya, responded to a request for health support from the Italian fishing boat "Naucrates" of Mazara del Vallo (TP) for an injured seafarer.
The unit promptly reduced the distances and, just arrived near the fishing boat, sent its health team on board. During the fishing activity, a seafarer had accidentally fallen and injured himself, requiring the intervention of a doctor. The on-board doctor provided appropriate treatment, applying stitches and making sure the seafarer could continue his navigation. Once the medical intervention was over and the medical personnel recovered, the Carabiniere frigate resumed normal patrolling in the operation area.
The air and naval device of the Operation Safe Seadespite the COVID 19 pandemic, it continues to ensure maritime presence, surveillance and security activities in the central Mediterranean, protecting national interests on the sea, in application of national legislation and international agreements in force.