Italian Navy Bomb Clearance activities in Sardinia, Sicily & Puglia

July 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 12 to 19 July 2019 the divers of the Underwater Operative Group (GOS) of the Submarine and Incursor Command of the Navy (Comsubin) , posted at the SDAI (Anti-Inspiration Insidious Dismantling) Nuclei of Augusta, La Maddalena and Taranto have concluded several underwater operations in the waters of Sicily, Sardinia and Puglia through which 50 dangerous explosive devices were neutralized . In Sicily the Augusta SDAI Unit has urgently intervened at the request of the Trapani prefecture respectively at Marinella di Selinute, where it…

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Exercise Dynamic Manta Begins in Italy

February 27, 2019 – NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 2019 (DYMA 19) began Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 off the Sicilian coast, with ships, submarines, and aircraft and personnel from 10 Allied nations converging on the Central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare training. Submarines from Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, under the control of NATO Submarine Command (COMSUBNATO), are joining nine surface ships from the Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Italy, Turkey, France, and Greece. As host nation, Italy will provide support in Catania, the…

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RFS Admiral Essen Visited Messina for 110th Anniversary of Earthquake/Tsunami

September 25, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Frigate of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Admiral Essen completed the business call at the port of Messina on the island of Sicily (Italy) and continued its tasks in the Mediterranean. During the stay of the frigate “Admiral Essen” in the Italian city, the crew of the ship visited a monument to Russian sailors and local historical attractions of Messina. The visit of the Russian ship to the Italian port was timed to coincide with the 110th anniversary of the devastating earthquake and…

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NATO’s advanced Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise Dynamic Manta started in Italy

March 13, 2017 – NATO’s Submarine Warfare Exercise Dynamic Manta 2017 (DYMA 17) began today off the Sicilian coast, with ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 10 Allied nations converging on the Central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare training. Submarines from France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United States, under the control of Commander, Submarines NATO (COMSUBNATO), will join 10 surface ships from Canada, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United States. Nine Maritime Patrol Aircraft and three shore based helicopters from Canada, France,…

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