The commitment of Nave Bergamini in the Atalanta and Agenor operations ends

(To Marina Militare)

Last May 7, the frigate Carlo Bergamini has completed its engagement beyond the Suez Canal, which began last January in the eastern part of the Wider Mediterranean region which includes the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean, where it operated within operations ATALANTA and AGENOR.

ATALANTA is the first maritime operation of the European Union, established in 2008 and aimed at supporting the integrated approach of the European Union towards the dismantling of the criminal model of maritime piracy against merchant shipping, as well as the prevention and contrast of the phenomena related, to protect the freedom of navigation and the legitimate use of the sea.

The AGENOR operation, on the other hand, is part of the initiative European Maritime Awareness in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASOH), aimed at guaranteeing – with a de-escalation approach – the conditions for safe navigation in compliance with the rules of international law in the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf.

Ship Bergamini, during its period of activity in the area, has integrated into different maritime devices, while providing support to the multiple coalition initiatives operating in the same area in the field of maritime security. Thanks to the flexibility of use in a wide range of activities, Nave Bergamini it has in fact contributed to the objectives of the national defense and security strategy both in the operational and in the cooperative dimension.

The period of out-of-area activities in support of national, European and coalition interests also offered favorable opportunities to consolidate political-military relations with the Navies and countries of the region, in the broadest spectrum of confidence building activities and as an expression of the traditional role of naval diplomacy of naval units.