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Five months

The 30th Naval Group, composed by aircraft carrier Cavour, supply ship Etna, frigate Bergamini and patrol ship Borsini, left Italy the 13th of November 2013, setting sail towards the Suez canal to start a Naval Campaign across the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and the Arabic Gulf, ending with the circumnavigation of Africa.
The Naval Group returned to Italy the 8th of April 2014, after 147 days and after having sailed more than 18.000 nautical miles – about 36.000 kilometers – and having visited 20 different nations, with 21 port visits.

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