Italian Navy Takes Children With Cancer to Sea

August 5, 2019 (Google Translation) – Nave Italia continues the 2019 solidarity campaign with the embarkation at Civitavecchia of fifteen boys from the Department of Onco-Hematology, accompanied by seven operators including medical personnel and psychologists. The project “to full force against cancer 6” has as its main objective to make small sailors experience new abilities and new behaviors within an adventurous and highly emotional frame such as that of the brigantine of the Tender To Nave Italia Foundation, a non-profit organization resulting from the cooperation between the Italian Navy and…

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Sea King Helicopters and Asbestos

December 5, 2018 – Serving personnel, veterans, former MOD civilian personnel and contractors may have seen media reports about asbestos being found in some sea king helicopters. The MOD has undertaken an investigation and people that may have had an association with the sea king might find the following information useful in considering the possible risk of exposure: Asbestos in sea king the sea king first entered service in 1969 and the final aircraft were retired from the active inventory on 30 September 2018 historically, asbestos containing material was used where resistance to heat or…

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