ITS Carabiniere Receives Recognition Award for Counter-Piracy Protection of UNFAO Vessel Along Somali CoastMarch 1, 2016 - 08:09
During her port visit to Dar es Salaam, Operation Atalanta flagship ITS Carabiniere, was presented with an UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) award for the protection she provided to an UNFAO vessel as it deployed Fishing Aggregation Devices (FADs).
The award was presented to the Flagship’s Commanding Officer, Commander Francesco Saladino, by the Deputy Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jonas Wikström, during his visit to the Flagship in Tanzania.
Twenty five FADs were deployed at sea along the Somali coast in late 2015 under an UNFAO initiative; ITS Carabiniere provided escort protection during the process.
The devices are designed to enable local fishermen to maintain a viable income from fishing, helping the growth of Somalia’s domestic economy and providing local people with ways to be self-sustaining.
Working with the UN and Somali authorities, Operation Atalanta has contributed to the ongoing process of developing Somalia’s maritime capabilities. This has long-term benefits for the maritime security of the region.
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