The offshore patrol vessel Commander Foscari, after having cast off the moorings from the Augusta Naval Base the past few days, has joined the operation Gabinia aimed at preventing and combating the phenomenon of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
The Gulf of Guinea is in fact one of the seas in the world most at risk from piracy attacks, but at the same time of extreme importance for our country, due to its close connection with the Mediterranean and the strong related national interests. By affecting the freedom of navigation, the phenomenon of piracy hinders the international production and commercial chain, to the detriment of the global economy.
The unit's mission will be to protect national and international interests by protecting maritime communication routes and to continue cooperation with the Navies of the coastal countries, to increase mutual knowledge and trust in favor of improving the security conditions in the waters of the region in which strategic interests for the country reside.
The Navy crew will also continue to support collaborative projects of significant social and humanitarian value such as the Francesca Rava NPH Italia Onlus Foundation, transporting medical equipment destined for African hospitals.