EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Carabiniere, conducted maritime training with sailors from the Madagascan Navy during her port visit to Antisiranana on December 23.
Following an initial briefing on fire-fighting and boarding operations, the 19 Madagascan trainees conducted a series of exercises with sailors from ITS Carabiniere.
On completion of the training, ITS Carabiniere’s training team received positive feedback from their Madagascan guests.
Operation Atalanta warships regularly engage with regional states during port visits and have helped to train and develop skills and capabilities to improve security within the region.
Operation Atalanta is a European Union mission launched in 2008 with the aim of preventing piracy off the Horn of Africa and securing maritime trade and humanitarian shipping routes. On November 21, 2014, the Council of the EU extended the Mandate of Operation Atalanta until December 2016.