Nave Chioggia ends its pipeline monitoring activity in the central Mediterranean

(To Marina Militare)

From 16 June to 3 August Ship Chioggia has been engaged in operational activity in the waters of the Mediterranean, for the reclamation of the seabed and the monitoring of submarine pipelines. The unit operated under the tactical command of the device commander Safe Mediterranean, covering a vast area of ​​more than 2000 square miles, carrying out surface and underwater surveillance (for a total of over 400 hours of maritime surveillance) through the use of on-board sensors including organic sonar and ROVs (Remote Operative Vehicles) , the wire-guided vehicles supplied to the Unit, specialized in the search and identification of objects on the seabed.

The unit, which departed from the port of La Spezia, took part in the operation Safe backdrops, with the aim of guaranteeing the security of SLOCs (Sea Lines Of Communication - maritime communication lines) and ensuring the protection of national interests and freedom of navigation. The remediation of the seabed and the monitoring of underwater pipelines are among the institutional tasks assigned to the minesweeper units employed by the command of mine countermeasures forces (MARICODRAG) and is counted among the operations aimed at safeguarding public safety.

At the end of the operations, Ship Chioggia has returned to headquarters where, for the next few weeks, it will prepare for the subsequent activities that will once again see it as a protagonist in carrying out the missions assigned to protect national interests in the Mediterranean basin.