Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Fincantieri lays keel of first multipurpose offshore patrol ship for Italian Navy

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri laid the keel for the Italian Navy's first Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ship (PPA) on May 9th. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri's shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia. According to Fincantieri, the first of seven offshore patrol ships will be delivered in 2021. The PPA vessels are part of the Italian Navy’s fleet renewal plan, approved by the government and parliament and started in May 2015. (Source: navaltoday.com, 9-May-2017)