Italian Navy frigate ITS Libeccio assisted drifting Yemeni dhow during patrolling within EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta.ITS Libeccio’s crew saw dhow moving at very low speed 100 nautical miles from shore.Technical personnel from Italian ship boarded dhow & confirmed engine beyond repair.ITS Libeccio pushed dhow at low speed whole night & in morning Feb 1 called local Coast Guard to send patrol boat to recover dhow.Crew supplied with food & fresh water,then returned to patrol.
November 6, 2015 - On Thursday 5 November 2015, ITS Carabiniere performed a replenishment at sea (RAS) with US Navy ship, USNS Patuxent, off the coast of Somalia. The Operation Atalanta flag ship, ITS Carabiniere approached USNS Patuxent on the starboard side to replenish fuel and stores.
The EU has agreed to expand its mission against Somali pirates, by allowing military forces to attack land targets as well as those at sea. Read more: http://www.bellenews.com/2012/03/23/world/europe-news/eu-aproves-attacks-on-somali-pirates-land-bases-by-extending-atalanta-operation-mandate/#ixzz1pwuPfuIe