AN ITALIAN anti-submarine warship docked at Fremantle Port on Wednesday morning, the first of four stops on its South East Asia and Australia naval campaign.
One of the newest members of the Italian naval fleet, the technologically-advanced ITS Carabiniere is using the visit to local seas as a chance to strengthen cooperation with international navies, including the Royal Australian Navy.
ITS Carabiniere commanding officer Francesco Pagnotta said they would be doing a number of exercises and activities with the Australian navy during their visit.
“We want to cooperate with other navies, do our contribution,” he said.
“We are very happy to be here in Fremantle, it’s the first time the ship has been in Australia.”
The ship will leave Fremantle on January 31, travelling to Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.
The ship, which is docked at C Shed at Victoria Quay, will be open to the public on Australia Day from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 4pm.