The designated Operational Commander for EUNAVFOR Med, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino (Italian Navy), was recently received by MARCOM Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio (Italian Navy) to discuss and assess matters of mutual interest.
Rear Admiral Lazio and Rear Admiral Credendino have exchanged impressions, focusing on the different challenges that currently NATO and EU are facing in the Mediterranean Sea.
EUNAVFOR Med is the European Union naval operation to be launched in order to disrupt the business model of human smugglers for the Mediterranean Sea, where NATO is conducting Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR, its counter-terrorism operation.
Under NATO’s Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR, ships are patrolling the Mediterranean and monitoring shipping to help deter, defend, disrupt and protect against terrorist activities. In addition to monitoring suspect vessels, the Operation aims to build a picture of maritime activity in the Mediterranean. To this end, ships in patrol conduct routine information approaches to the various merchant vessels in order to reassure the mariners on the efforts to keep the sea safe, protect shipping and control suspect vessels.