Operation Atalanta: the Carabiniere frigate crosses the Suez Canal

(To Marina Militare)

Ship Carabiniere, having assumed the role of Flagship area of  European Union Naval Force Operation Somalia has made the passage of the Suez Canal, a bridge between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, an economic and cultural crossroads, covering about 85 miles along the historic road that has represented, since 1869, the connection between the Old Continent and the Middle East.

At the end of the transit, Ship Carabiniere, once entered the waters of the Red Sea, after 12 hours of navigation through the Channel, took a southern route to meet at sea, with the Sinai Peninsula in the background, 10th Coastal Naval Group (COMGRUPNAVCOST 10), national contribution to the Multinational Force & Observers (MFO), for quick interaction within the scope of logistics support activities.

Now, the “Flagship” of Task Force 465 enters the heart of the European Union naval mission, Operation Atalanta, aimed at preventing and combating acts of piracy, protecting the freedom of navigation of merchant traffic and in particular the protection of ships used by the World Food Program (WFP) for the transport of humanitarian aid to Somalia.