Fincantieri: The Ninth Multipurpose Frigate Launched
The launching ceremony of the “Spartaco Schergat” frigate, the ninth of a series of 10 FREMM vessels – Multi Mission European Frigates, took place at the integrated shipyard of Riva Trigoso (Genoa). The 10 FREMM vessels have been commissioned to Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French cooperation program under the coordination of OCCAR (Organization Conjointe de Cooperation sur l’Armement, the international organization for cooperation on arms).Godmother of the ceremony was Mrs.
Fincantieri Launches FREMM Frigate ITS Antonio Marceglia
Italian shipbuilder, Fincantieri has launched the FREMM Frigate, ITS Antonio Marceglia for the Italian Navy, during a ceremony at the integrated shipyard of Riva Trigoso in Genoa. "The launching ceremony of the “Antonio Marceglia” frigate, the eighth of a series of 10 FREMM vessels - Multi Mission European Frigates, took place today at the integrated shipyard of Riva Trigoso (Genoa) in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence, Roberta Pinotti and, on behalf of the Chief of Defence…
INS to Help Manned Sub Explore Andrea Doria Wreck
OceanGate, a provider of manned submersible services, and iXBlue, a provider of navigation, positioning and imaging solutions, have partnered to expand the application and use of advanced marine navigation and sonar equipment to explore the world’s deep oceans. As part of the alliance, OceanGate has selected the iXBlue PHINS Inertial Navigation System for use aboard its fleet of Cyclops series manned submersibles. Reportedly a world first, the PHINS system has been installed on a manned submersible to deliver real-time navigational data directly to the pilot.
US Navy 'Green Fleet' Fills up with Italian-made Biofuel
A U.S. warship took its first delivery of Italian-made biofuel on Thursday as part of the Navy's programme to use more alternative energy. The USS Mason was refuelled alongside an Italian vessel, the Andrea Doria, in the seas off of Italy's southern coast with a mix produced by Italy's Eni that has 5.5 percent palm oil biofuel blended into marine fuel. The two destroyers travelled at about 5 knots side by side with a supply ship, the Etna, between them pumping the fuel to both ships through large black tubes. "It's a first today," U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told Reuters aboard the Mason.
This Day In Naval History: July 25
1898 - During the Spanish-American War, a landing party from the armed yacht, USS Gloucester, single-handedly captures Guanica, Puerto Rico. 1943 - The first Navy ship named for an African-American, USS Harmon (DE 678), is launched. USS Harmon is named in honor of Mess Attendant 1st Class Leonard Roy Harmon who posthumously receives the Navy Cross for heroic actions trying to save a shipmate on board USS San Francisco (CA 38) during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on Nov. 13, 1942.
Sixth FREMM Frigate Launched
Today the launching ceremony of the frigate Luigi Rizzo took place at the plant in Riva Trigoso (Genova). The sixth of a series of 10 units FREMM - European Multi-Mission Frigates, was commissioned from Fincantieri by the Navy Italian in the framework of international cooperation between Italy and France, with the coordination of OCCAR, the joint organization for European cooperation in armaments. Godmother to the ship was Wilhelmina Maria Rizzo, daughter of Luigi Rizzo, two gold medals for bravery.
Italy Yard Launch Fremm Warship
Fincantieri's Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard celebrates the launch of the frigate “Carlo Margottini”, the third of a series of Fremm vessels - Multi Mission European Frigates, ordered from Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French program of cooperation. Godmother to the ship was Ms. Stefania Portaccio, granddaughter of Captain Carlo Margottini. The frigate was named in honour of Captain Carlo Margottini, who was decorated for military valour after the sinking of Nave Artigliere in 1940.
NATO Chief Warns of Increasing Pirate Activity
In the last few days the number of pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia has increased highlighting the fact that now the monsoon is weakening, the pirates are once again ready to attack merchant ships transiting through the Indian Ocean. MC Northwood's Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Hank Ort (NLD N) states, "in the last few years, it has been the case that come October when the South West monsoon weakens, the pirates have been able to put to sea and we have seen the number of attacks on merchant vessels increase.
NATO Disrupts Pirate Mother Ship
NATO disrupts pirate mother ship responsible for the attack on MV Montecristo. Following NATO's successful release of the pirated Italian merchant vessel, MV Montecristo, earlier last week, the naval units contributing to NATO's counter piracy operation succeeded in locating and disrupting the suspected pirate mother ship responsible for the attack. Successful coordination of military assets and information sharing amongst naval units operating in the region made it possible to locate the pirate dhow which was stopped whilst heading towards the Somali coast.
First International Marine Forensics Symposium Announced
Join us for the largest gathering of world renowned scientists, archaeologists, oceanographers, engineers and authors, led by ‘Titanic’ Director and Deep Sea Underwater Explorer and Inventor of Autonomous Underwater 3-D Cameras, James Cameron Discover how underwater exploration, technology and marine forensics have changed history, impacted ship building and affected the way shipwrecks and aviation disasters are discovered and handled. There will be a special dinner speech by the Honorable Dr. Donald C. Winter, 74th secretary of the Navy and symposium panel discussions, led by leading scientific experts, including Paul Henri Nargeolet, Rear Admiral Eccles, Norman Polmar, and David Jourdan.
Shipyard Fincantieri Launch Multi-purpose Frigate
Following the launch of the “Carlo Bergamini” last July, Fincantieri's Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard has launched sister-ship frigate “Virginio Fasan”, which is due for delivery at the end of 2012. The vessel is the second of a series of Fremm vessels - Multi Mission European Frigates - which were ordered from Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French program of cooperation. Present at the ceremony were, Gianluigi Magri, Undersecretary for Defence…
Fincantieri Launches Italian Navy Frigate
Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard celebrated the launch of the frigate Alpino, the fifth of a series of 10 FREMM vessels - Multi Mission European Frigates, ordered from Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French program of cooperation. Godmother to the ship was Maria Rosa Solimano, cousin of Francesco Solimano awarded with the Gold Medal of Military Valor. Present at the ceremony were, among others, Claudio Burlando, Governor of Liguria, Senator Nicola Latorre…
EU NAVFOR Flagship Visits Madagsacar
The EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, paid a port visit to Madagascar from December 15-19, berthing for the first time in the bay of Antsiranana. On Monday, December 15, Rear Admiral Guido Rando and the Commanding Officer of ITS Andrea Doria, Captain Angelo Virdis were welcomed by the Chief of the Madagascan Armed Forces and other senior officials, who expressed their gratitude and appreciation for the success of the EU Naval Force’s counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta, and its continuous effort to defeat piracy off the East Coast of Africa.
Seychelles Anti-Piracy Exercise
On Thursday 8 January, a counter-piracy exercise was carried out jointly by the Seychelles Coast Guard, Air Force and Police together with the EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta-, and the EU’s civilian maritime security capacity building Mission, EUCAP Nestor. The purpose of the exercise was twofold; firstly, to practice cooperation between the Coast Guard, Air Force, the Police and EUNAVFOR Atalanta a joint counter-piracy operation, and secondly to test procedures and routines linked to effective processing of suspected pirates and evidence handling at sea.
Torpedo and Missile Attack Vessel Launched in Italy
The ship was launched at the Riva Trigosa yard in Genoa on October 14, 2005, three years after the first plate was cut. Biraghi said “the plan put into action in the last few years in an extremely decisive manner will make available a fleet which is smaller but of the highest level. Delivery of the Andrea Doria is planned for the beginning of 2008. The ship was designed and built with funds from the navy budget and is the first of two vessels of the Orizzonte class commissioned at Fincantieri. At the beginning of 2010 the Andrea Doria will be joined by the Caio Duilio which started its building in 2003. The most up-to-date systems of…
HISTORY:Rescuing the Rescuer
According to the Baltimore Sun last April 21, 100,000 visitors came to town the day before, just to see the boats. Most had arrived for the Volvo races, an endurance test of sorts. But without so much press, from as far off as Seattle, another 48 came for a ship whose endurance was legend already. For a near half-century with the Coast Guard, the Tamaroa fought famously bad seas - and before that, enemy fire. Her quiet admirers arrived Balto with scrapers in hand, wrenches at the ready, plans in mind. Tamaroa had taken world wars and nature's wrath in stride. But civilian life got her down. Her preceding nine years were spent in near-isolation, open to intruders and the elements, gathering rust. April 20 was the day all that would change. Some of the 48 came to relive, some to renew.
Rickmers Genoa Completes Series
The phasing-in period of Rickmers-Linie's new fleet of nine Superflex Heavy MPC vessels and a series of naming ceremonies have concluded with the christening ceremony of Rickmers Genoa, which took place in her namesake port of Genoa, Italy on Wednesday evening, May 12, 2004. around the world. Port of Genoa. Palazzo del Principe. years. very special location for this event. Rickmers-Linie's Round-The-World Pearl String fleet. voyage, she was phased into the Pearl String Service in Antwerp on 24 April. a maximum lifting capacity of up to 640 tons. advanced vessels of her type on the market.
Feature: Ship Enters Harbor, Returns Without Incident
How many great ships have graced the front page of The New York Times? In a century and a half of publication, the newspaper of record has featured plenty. Ships were once the technological measure of civilization, like the automobiles and aircraft and TVs and PCs and Gameboys that followed. All of them characterized and defined an epoch, an age, a generation. Each changed the things people did, the way they saw, how they thought, spoke, and behaved. Yet of all those technological inspirations, the most truly regal, the most romantic were ships. They are the most embracing. People dine and sleep aboard. Some earn their livings and some play. All go to the bathroom, many recreate, perhaps even procreate on ships. People are sometimes born on ships.
Feature: New Potency in Electronic Control
German predilection for technological advance permeates all areas of primary business and industrial activity, to the undoubted benefit of the competitive standing of its international market players. In the maritime domain, a clear appreciation of the long-term operating benefits promised by the application of electronic regulation to massively powerful, two-stroke propulsion engines is denoted by Hapag-Lloyd's selection of K98ME diesels for its next generation of linehaul vessels. In explaining some of the rationale in opting for electronically controlled, 'cathedral' engines of the largest size produced to date, an article in a recent edition of the in-house publication Hapag-Lloyd News illustrated the pragmatic approach to state-of-the-art technology.
RINA to Class Italian Navy Ship
Italian Navy. which were introduced at the end of 2002. scheduled for 2007. including a rudder roll stabilising system. 28 knots. technology in the design including control of fibreglass and CFC usage. craft. excellence to such a major project in the warship sector. the military newbuilding programme. years in various European countries, including Italy and France. expects to have a significant involvement in this program.
Costa Fortuna Leaves For Sea Trials
Costa Costa Fortuna has taken to the open sea for the first time. Costa Crociere’s new flagship which, with her 105,000 gross tonnage, is the largest cruise ship in the history of Italian seafaring, today left Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyards, where her fitting out is nearing completion, bound for the builder’s Palermo yard. This crossing will be used to carry out sea trials. On the way from Genoa to Palermo Costa Fortuna will be subjected to various preliminary operational tests on her systems, equipment and engines.
SCI: Disaster Relief on the Fly
On Tuesday, September 11, New Yorkers — and the world — were jolted into a day of terror and tragedy as two commercial jetliners plowed into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center, leaving more than 6,000 missing persons. Seamen's Church Institute (SCI), a perennial source of strength and support for the International maritime community, went into action immediately, setting up a 24-hour relief effort that, over the course of the days following, has served as a safe haven for rescue workers, New York City police officers, firefighters and members of the Army National Guard. With its 175-year tradition of responding to mariners in need…
Series to Feature Ships Lost at Sea
"Andrea Doria: Dive to Adventure and Danger" is the first in a three-part lecture series, "Lost at Sea," that highlights Penn State research on shipwrecks. The "Andrea Doria" presentation will take place at April 13 in 26 Hosler Building on the Penn State University Park campus. David Bright, Penn State alumnus and president of Nautical Research Group Inc. of New Jersey, will present a multifaceted view of the Andrea Doria from her initial planning and construction to salvage dives in the 260 feet of cold North Atlantic waters. The Andrea Doria was an Italian steamship with 1,705 passengers and crew on board that was struck in fog off the coast of Rhode Island by the Swedish-American liner Stockholm. The ship was traveling from Genoa, Italy, to New York City in 1956.