Italian Navy Frigate ITS Carabiniere port call in Manama

The Italian Navy FREMM (European Multi-Mission Frigate) Carabiniere made a port call in Manama, Bahrain, after a number of visits to Middle-East and South-East Asian ports over a four month period starting on 20th December 2017.

On Monday 23rd April 2017, the Commanding Officer of ITS Carabiniere, Commander Francesco Pagnotta, held a press conference on board the Italian vessel to discuss her capabilities, and the South-East Asia and Australia naval campaign she had just concluded.

IMG_4226Image: Members of the CMF Staff conduct a tour of ITS Carabiniere’s bridge
IMG_4255Image: CMF Staff pose for a photo on the flight deck of ITS Carabiniere

Part of her most recent campaign lied under the command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) with their headquarters in Manama. The press conference was attended by a multitude of invited local and regional media.

IMG_4256Image: CMF Staff receive a brief on the ships capabilities during their tour
IMG_4340Image: Commander Francesco Pagnotta briefs local and regional media during the press conference
IMG_4385Image: Commander Francesco Pagnotta conducts an interview on ITS Carabiniere’s flight deck


Members of the CMF headquarters were also given a tour of the ship prior to the press conference. These tours provide an opportunity to meet crew members of the ships working under CMF, allow CMF staff to better understand the capabilities of these ships, and provide opportunities for Senior Naval Representatives and foreign naval commanders to share information back to their respective nations.

untitledImage: Stock image of ITS Carabiniere

ITS Carabiniere is an anti-submarine warship that was delivered to the Italian Navy in April 2015, and is fitted with a latest generation platform and combat system based on state-of-the-art military and civil standards.