31 January 2014

Mozambique: Italian Warships Cooperate With Mozambican Navy

Maputo — Italian warships currently in Maputo will remain in Mozambican waters for two months in order to undertake training activities with the Mozambican navy and exchange experiences in the fight against piracy.

The four ships are members of the Italian 30th Naval Group. They are the aircraft carrier "Cavour", the frigate "Bergamimi", the patrol ship "Borsini" and the supply vessel "Etna".

According to the commander of the 30th Naval Group, Rear Admiral Paolo Treu, the Italian and Mozambican navies will undertake training exercises in such areas as the protection of commercial shipping, the fight against piracy and trafficking, and rescue at sea in the event of maritime accidents.

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