Italian Naval Group in Ghana for maritime security, humanitarian assistance

Charles Addo/GhanaWeb

The 30th Italian Naval Group represented by Aircraft Carrier Cavour and supply ship Etna, frigate Bergamini and patrol ship Borsini has docked at the MPS terminal at the Tema port as part of the Naval campaign “A country on the move” which started November 13, 2013.

The campaign is a daring and ambitious initiative to ensure that the Italian Naval Group achieves multiple tasks of humanitarian assistance, maritime security operations as well as Naval Diplomacy, and promote Italian entrepreneurial excellence through “made in Italy” exposition on board the ship.

The campaign however aims at enhancing Italy’s reputation at the international world by providing joint exercise and training, in order to develop the capabilities of Ghanaian Navy to boost their effectiveness in surveillance activities and maritime security in their operational environment, resulting positively in global security.

This, they say, will help fighting against piracy and illegal traffic and ensuring protection of merchant shipping across African waters including Ghana.

Addressing the media at the Tema port, Real Admiral Paolo TREU, the Commander of the Italian 30th Naval Group said “the Naval Group’s strong presence at the Tema Port has to be seen as a respectful tribute to Ghana and a special sign of friendship from Italy on the occasion of Independent Day Celebration”.

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