From today Nave Carlo Bergamini officially takes part in the European-led operation "EUNAVFOR Somalia - Operation Atalanta", created to combat piracy in the waters of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.
The unit, commanded by the frigate captain Luca Moro, dismounted from the Mar Grande Naval Station of Taranto last January 26 and until next June will be called to carry out multiple activities aimed at preventing and possibly repressing acts of piracy in the maritime areas of interest. of the operation, to protect the freedom of navigation of merchant traffic.
Ship Bergamini, which for part of the assignment period will also fulfill the important role of flagship unit (Flagship) of the Italian-led staff, has on board specialized assets of the Helicopter Section, of the Marine Brigade Saint Mark and Diving Operations Group (GOS) of the Diving and Raiders Command (COMSUBIN), necessary to effectively carry out all the tasks required by the mission.
The Italian crew will also be engaged in defined activities of Civilian and Military Cooperation (CIMIC), in order to provide support to local populations, as well as to monitor fishing activities off the Somali coast.
There will also be training opportunities with the navies of the countries operating in the area in order to increase the level of training and interoperability of the respective crews, as well as enhance and promote the peculiarities of the systems embarked on the FREMM class units in the context of continuous support. of the Navy to the Country System.