Italian warship, ITS Libeccio, took time to meet local seafarers while patrolling in the waters off Somalia, September 25.
The team from ITS Libeccio was also joined by a Somali linguist from the Djibouti Coast Guard. During the meeting ITS Libeccio’s team provided the seafarers with food and water, and discussed the issues of piracy in the region.
Operation Atalanta protects World Food Programme vessels transiting the area, deters piracy and contributes to the monitoring of fishing activites off the coast of Somalia.
Image: EU Naval Force