Today, the Italian ship San Marco has replaced San Giusto as the flagship of the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia Task Force.
ITS San Marco has replaced ITS San Giusto and is acting from today as the new flagship of Sophia Task Force, fully involved on the renewed focus on information exchange with law enforcement agencies, as well as the additional task of gathering information in support of UN Resolutions against illegal oil smuggling from Libya’s coast.
EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia (ENFM) is a Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operation focused on disrupting the business model of migrant smugglers and human traffickers, and contributing to EU efforts for the return of stability and security in Libya and the Central Mediterranean region. ENFM is the first EU maritime force providing maritime security in the Central Mediterranean and works closely with different national, international, governmental and non-governmental, civilian and military organizations. Initially launched in 2015, ENFM is part of the EU’s comprehensive approach to migration.