Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:58 GMT
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Oman- New Khareef class corvette exercises with NATO warship

(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The Khareef-class corvette Al Rahmani, recently commissioned into the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), held a series of exercises with the NATO counter-piracy warship ITS Mimbelli on Wednesday in the waters off Salalah.

Capt Davide Berna, the commanding officer of ITS Mimbelli, met key regional authorities  officials during the scheduled courtesy visits, and also met with officials from RNO to plan and coordinate the exercises.

''This was a step forward in the process of consolidating cooperation and interoperability between NATO and RNO,'' said Capt Berna.

The Italian frigate ITS Mimbelli, operating in NATO's counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield, was in the area on a regular port visit as part of continuing efforts to further ongoing cooperation with the Omani authorities to protect maritime trade and ensure safe navigation in the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. Oman- New Khareef class corvette exercises with NATO warship