12 Jul 2021

Flagship San Giorgio and Submarine SSK U35 engaged in Passex Exercise

On the 6th of July, Italian Flagship ITS SAN GIORGIO undertook a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with German Submarine SSK U35, a training opportunity for the Ship’s lookouts to discover it while sailing. As stated by the Force Commander of Operation Irini, Radm Stefano FRUMENTO: “These opportunities are practical examples of cooperation and interoperability between different assets from different nations. The outcome is to improve operational effectiveness, increase the crews’ level of training, and strengthen the bonds among all participants to the same operation. The support provided to EUNAVFOR MED IRINI by the German Submarine U35 will increase our Maritime Situational Awareness in the area, contributing to fulfilling our tasks”.