rss icon Subscribe
desktop mobile

Paolo Thaon di Revel Launched

Photo: Italian Navy

Laxman Pai

Italy launched 'Paolo Thaon di Revel', the first unit in a new class of multipurpose offshore patrol ships (abbreviated to PPA in Italian).

The launching ceremony of the PPA took place yesterday (July 15) at Fincantieri's shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia), in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence Elisabetta Trenta.

Godmother of the ceremony was Mrs. Irene Imperiali, nephew of the Admiral Paolo Thaon di Revel. The ceremony was attended among others by the Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy, Admiral Valter Girardelli, by Fincantieri's Chairman Giampiero Massolo and CEO Giuseppe Bono.

The PPA, first of seven units, will be delivered in 2021 and it is part of the renewal plan of the operational lines of the Italian Navy vessels, approved by the Government and Parliament and started in May 2015 (Naval Act).

The multipurpose offshore patrol vessel is a highly flexible ship with the capacity to serve multiple functions, ranging from patrol with sea rescue capacity to Civil Protection operations and, in its most highly equipped version, first line fighting vessel.

There will be indeed different configurations of combat system: starting from a "soft" version for the patrol task, integrated for self-defence ability, to a "full" one, equipped for a complete defence ability.

The vessel is also capable of operating high-speed vessels such as RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat) up to 11 meters long through lateral cranes or a hauling ramp located at the far stern.

The PPAs will be built at the Integrated Shipyard of Riva Trigoso and Muggiano, with delivery expected, for the first vessel of the class, in 2021, while the following deliveries will take place in 2022, 2023, 2024 (two units), 2025 and 2026.

Jul 16, 2019

 

Shipbuilding

C&C Marine Celebrates 100th Barge Blasted

Photo: C&C Marine

Just nine months after opening their new Robotic Paint and Blasting facility C&C Marine and Repair

Mobile Analysis: 3D, 2D CAD Viewer "to go"

Photo: Core Technologie

The CoreTechnologie 3D Analyzer Viewer is now available through a mobile license-lending feature.

Scotline Orders Third Newbuild

Image: Scotline Marine Holdings

U.K based shipping company Scotline Marine Holdings announced that it has  ordered a third

Offshore

Gulf Marine CEO Quits in wake of Profit Warning

A Gulf Marine Services Jack Up unit (CREDIT: GMS)

Gulf Marine Services said on Wednesday Chief Executive Officer Duncan Anderson has resigned as the

Italy Welcomes Spain's Decision to Send Navy for Open Arms Migrants

© Naeblys / Adobe Stock

Italy's Transport Minister has welcomed Spain's decision to send its navy to pick up migrants on

Wallem Bulker Rescues Indonesian Fishermen

Rescued fishermen and ISL Star crew (Photo: Wallem)

ISL Star, a bulk carrier managed by Wallem Group, together with the U.S. Coast Guard successfully

Maritime Apps