November 4, 2018 (Google Translation) – The aircraft carrier Cavour, engaged in the month of November in inter-force training activities in the Tyrrhenian Sea with the aircraft of the Aircraft Group Imbarcati (GRUPAER), helicopters of the Italian Army and airplanes of the Air Force, will stop from Tuesday 6 to Thursday 15 November 2018 in the port of Genoa where it will be moored at Ponte Doria.
During the stop the ship will be available for visits by the population, schools and young students participating in the Orientations Exhibition, organized by the Regional Agency for Training and Employment – ALFA Liguria, from 13 to 15 November. In this regard, an information path will be organized on board with in-depth information on the activities and professional peculiarities of the specialized components of the Armed Force thanks to special exhibition areas that will be made available to visitors.
From 8 to 11 November, Cavour will be the site of some activities of the 48th congress of the Italian Society of Medical and Interventional Radiology (SIRM), which will also take part of the staff of the Military Navy in specialist training, based on a inter-agency collaboration agreement between the armed force and the SIRM that will lead to the sharing of important experiences in the medical sector. The ship will also be involved in further training and updating of health personnel by the Provincial Order of Physicians of Genoa.
The Cavour aircraft carrier will be available to the public on 9, 10, 11 and 12 November. For organizational and port security reasons, visits will be organized in groups in the manner indicated on the website of the municipality of Genoa, in principle during the following times:
– Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Monday 12 November, from 9.30 to 13 and from 15.00 to 19.00;
– Sunday 11 November from 4 pm to 7 pm
The Cavour aircraft carrier, with over 27,000 tons, 244 meters in length and a fixed crew of 540 people, to which more than 600 people can be added specialized components embarked, can host a combination of 22 aircraft, including aircraft of the Imbarcati Aircraft Group helicopters. The ship’s constructive characteristics make it a versatile platform that performs the primary task of aircraft carrier, but it is also command and control unit headquarters of the Command in Head of the Naval Squadron, logistics platform and amphibious, hospital ship.
The flexibility of the flagship of the Navy, allows the use, with promptness and great logistical autonomy, in areas of crisis even far from the national territory, in areas affected by environmental disaster, in humanitarian relief operations and where there is a need for support the community.