On 4th October, the Italian Flagship ITS Fasan conducted joint manoeuvres, known as a PASSEX, with the Indian Navy ship INS Trishul off the coast of Galmadug, Somalia.
This was to enhance cooperation and to broaden maritime expertise.
The crew of INS Trishul welcomed EU NAVFOR’s Force Commander Rear Admiral Gregori and Chief of staff Captain José Maria Fuente de Cabo onboard where they visited the bridge and signed the ship’s visitors’ book. Whilst aboard the Indian and Italian crews practiced drills for Boarding Operations, ship handling and communications exercises.
Operation Atalanta’s Force Headquarters is based on board the EU Naval Force ITS Fasan, which is currently deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of the European Union’s operation to deter piracy off the coast of Somalia and ensure freedom of navigation for seafarers and their vessels.