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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Baglietto Navy secures contract for two FFC combat boats for the Italian Navy

May 21, 2019 – Baglietto Navy, the military division of historical boat builder Baglietto, based in La Spezia (Italy), has secured a contract for the construction of two Combat Boats (fast assault crafts) in the framework of the tender launched by Fincantieri on behalf of the Italian Navy. These two vessels will be used by the LHD currently being built by Fincantieri. “Being awarded these two contracts is a huge source of pride for us” – comments Diego Michele Deprati, who heads Baglietto’s Navy Division – “Baglietto can boast a…

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First Steel Cut for Qatari OPV by Fincantieri

February 27, 2019 – The steel cutting ceremony of the first patrol vessel (OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel)ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard. In the awarding of this prestigious contract, Fincantieri has prevailed over other competitors thanks to a project recognized as the most advanced and innovative of all and an experience gained in the construction of hi-tech vessels. The contract, amounting for Fincantieri to approx. 4 billion euros, envisages the supply…

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NATO Trains to Keep Sea Lanes Clear

February 11, 2019 – The sea lanes are vital to the health and wellbeing of a nation. These strategic byways allow trade, travel and the movement of resources. NATO maintains two groups of mine countermeasures ships ready to respond to a crisis if needed. In order to maintain a high level of readiness, NATO conducts training exercises to keep Sailor’s skills sharp. Over the past two weeks, more than 160 naval personnel from 21 NATO and Partner nations met at the NATO Mine Countermeasures School (EGUERMIN), in Oostende, Belgium to…

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Keel Laid for First Doha Class Corvette at La Spezia

November 27, 2018 – The keel laying ceremony of the first “Doha” class corvette ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia). The ceremony was attended, among others, by Brig. Mubarak Al Sulaiti, Deputy Chief of the Flotilla, on behalf of the Chief of the Navy, welcomed by Angelo Fusco, Executive Vice President Naval Vessels Business Unit of Fincantieri. The corvette, which will be delivered in 2021, is designed consistent with the RINAMIL…

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Fincantieri Begins Work on First Doha Class Corvette

July 30, 2018 – The steel cutting ceremony of the first “Doha” class corvette ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State of Qatar for Defence Affairs, His Excellency Khalid Bin Mohamed Al Attiyah and the Italian Minister of Defence, Elisabetta Trenta, welcomed by the Chairman and the CEO of Fincantieri Giampiero Massolo and Giuseppe Bono. In the awarding of this prestigious…

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Future Italian Navy AOR, Vulcano, Launched at La Spezia

The launching ceremony of the LSS logistic support unit “Vulcano”, took place yesterday at the Muggiano (La Spezia) facility of the Naval Integrated shipyard, in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence, Elisabetta Trenta, who was welcomed by the CEO of Fincantieri Giuseppe Bono and its Chairman Giampiero Massolo. The unit was ordered to Fincantieri within the renewal plan of the Italian Navy’s fleet. The godmother of the ship was Mrs. Maria Teresa Piras, who also was the godmother at the launch of the section of the same unit…

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Fincantieri Delivers FREMM Federico Martinengo

Google translation The frigate “Federico Martinengo” was delivered April 24th to the Italian Navy at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia). It is the seventh of a series of 10 FREMM vessels of the FREMM program – Multi Mission European Frigates – commissioned to Fincantieri as part of the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation). Orizzonte Sistemi Navali (51% Fincantieri and 49% Leonardo) is the prime contractor for Italy in the FREMM program, which envisions the construction of 10 units, all already ordered. “Federico…

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Operation Sophia Change of Command in Messina

Google Translation On the 29th of December, in the port of Messina, on board of Nave RIZZO, the rotation ceremony of the Tactical Commander of the Safe Sea Operation took place. The event, in the presence of the Commander in Chief of the Naval Squadron, Admiral of Squadra Donato Marzano, sanctioned the passage of the device command from Rear Admiral Davide Berna, Commander of the Mine and Hydrographic Countermeasure Forces, to the Admiral of Division Aurelio De Carolis , Commander of the Second Naval Division. At the same time, Nave…

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ITS Virginio Fasan Returns to La Spezia December 18

Google Translation On December 18, the Fasan ship crew arrives in La Spezia after five months of anti-piracy activities carried out in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and part of the Indian Ocean On Monday 18 December, the European Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Virginio Fasan returned to La Spezia, after five intense months of participation in the “EUNAVFOR Atalanta” operation, a European Union mission operating in an area between the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and part of the Indian Ocean, to ensure the presence, surveillance and police on the…

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Crotone Returns to La Spezia After 70 days with SNMCMG2

Google Translation The participation of the Crotone ship to the Second Group of Countermeasures Mine of NATO ( Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 – SNMCMG2 ) has recently been completed. The SNMCMG2 is an integrated multinational maritime force composed of ships belonging to different allied nations, which train and work together, and which are permanently available to carry out NATO missions with specific competencies in the fight against naval mines. For about seventy days, Cacciamine Crotone has been included in the SNMCMG2, sailing from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the Dardanelles…

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Fincantieri Delivers Last Two OPVs for Bangladesh Coast Guard

On October 12th, Fincantieri delivered the last two of four Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) in Muggiano (La Spezia) to the Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG). This was through the upgrading and conversion of the “Minerva” class corvettes, decommissioned by the Italian Navy. These are the “Urania” and “Danaide” vessels, renamed “KARAMUZZAMAN” and “MANSOOR ALI”, which have been retired from the national fleet in March 2016 and shortly after arrived at Fincantieri’s dock in Genova, where the upgrading and conversion activities started. The units have been completed at the Integrated naval shipyard…

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FREMM Luigi Rizzo Delivered by Fincantieri

April 20, 2017 – The frigate “Luigi Rizzo” was delivered today to the Italian Navy at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia). It is the sixth vessel of the FREMM program – Multi Mission European Frigates – commissioned to Fincantieri within the international Italian-French program, coordinated by OCCAR (the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation). Orizzonte Sistemi Navali (51% Fincantieri and 49% Leonardo) is the prime contractor for Italy in the FREMM program, which envisions the building of 10 units, all already ordered. “Luigi Rizzo” is the sixth unit built by…

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