The European operation Atalanta aims to fight against maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali basin. In particular, it relies on one of the three cells of the MICA Center, the “Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa” (MSCHOA), whose role is to monitor vessels transiting in this area, and to ensure the permanent reception and relaying of alerts in case of an event.
The MICA Center commanding officer, accompanied by a delegation from the MSCHOA, visited the Operation Head Quarter (OHQ) Atalanta, based in Rota (Spain), on October 13 and 14. After the visit to the MICA Center in May of the Operation Commander, Vice Admiral José María Nuñez Torrente, this visit once again contributed to the mutual knowledge of the teams and strengthened ties.
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