The European Union Naval Forces programme in the Mediterranean Sea – EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia – does an excellent job in ensuring safety and security in the area. This is primarily related to monitoring and search & rescue operations for migrants from the African countries crossing the sea under dramatic circumstances; and also to other relevant security operations, such as for example, off the coast of Libya.
In April 2018, IUMI was invited to a workshop co-organised by EUNAVFOR and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). The workshop provided an update on recent developments and activities and gave attendees, like IUMI, the opportunity to discuss with the naval forces the demands and needs of the interested parties in the Mediterranean Sea.
IUMI welcomes and supports the high professionalism and ongoing dedicated engagement of the naval forces in the area.