Share10 December 2019The frigate Federico Martinengo of the Navy made a stop in the port of Larnaca, Cyprus.
Nave Martinengo, is conducting a patrol operation in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to carry out activities of presence and surveillance of maritime spaces, in compliance with international law and the protection of national interests.
During the stop, which began last Friday 6 December, the commander and a crew representative took part in the celebrations of St. Nicholas, patron saint of the Cypriot Navy. After leaving the port, frigate Martinengo will conduct training activities with ships from the navies of friendly countries from 12 to 14 December.
The presence in the port of Larnaca is part of the Naval Diplomacy - Naval Diplomacy activities, peculiarities of the Navy, carried out in the field of international cooperation and dialogue between the countries of the area, with which Italy has important political relations- diplomatic, economic and industrial.
The frigate Martinengo made a stop in Larnaca. Press release nr. 77 ► https://t.co/w8ohOt71XT #MarinaMilitare #NoiSiamolaMarina pic.twitter.com/0u9Ox109a7- Marina Militare (@ItalianNavy) December 10, 2019
Several foreign companies, including ENI, have received licenses from Cyprus for offshore drilling. Last year, Ankara prevented the activities of the vessel Saipem 12000, chartered by Eni.
While last October, off the coast of Cyprus, a Turkish drilling vessel was sent to an area licensed by Nicosia to Eni together with the French company Total.