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November 23, 2015
ITS Carabiniere received vital support at sea from a german MPRA

On Monday 23 November 2015, Operation Atalanta’s German Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPRA) provided vital support at sea to the flagship, ITS Carabiniere.

The German MPRA, a Lockheed P-3C Orion based in Djibouti, flew to ITS Carabiniere’s position to deliver much-needed equipment.

Flying down to 100ft, they were able to release the equipment safely in to the water ready for the Italian warship to collect.

Air-drops allow warships to receive essential equipment quickly, ensuring Operation Atalanta can maintain its efforts in protecting vulnerable World Food Programme ships delivering humanitarian aid to the Somali People.


 Armando Correia   2015-11-30 07:54:57   174 / 76994;
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