Naval News – Italian Forces intervenes in International Waters after Libyan Coast Guard fires warning shots to Italian MFV’s – 06.05.2021
Warning shots were fired at the Mazara Del Vallo based stern trawlers ALISEO and ARTEMIDE in international waters, off Misurata, Libya by a Libyan Coast Guard patrol vessel on Monday 6th May, 2021 with the commander of one of the trawlers was injured, the Italian media reported. The Italian Navy (Marina Militare) Maestrale Class Frigate ITS […]
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – More illegal immigrants arrive at Lampedusa – 20.05.2020.
137 illegal immigrants rescued in Italian Territorial Waters by Guardia Costiera and Guardia Di Finanza Bigliani Class G126 SALVATORE DE ROSA entered Lampedusa on Wednesday 20th May. Disembarkation was done at Favarolo di Lampedusa quay with total – 77 men; 57 women and 6 minors from Totale 138 – 54 donne, 78 uomini, 6 minori […]
Casualties – CDRY BLUE grounded with crew evacuated – 22.12.2019
The 2010 built MPP ship CDRY BLUE was pushed aground by storm in Sant’Antioco area, south western of Sardinia, late Saturday 21st December. The ship left Cagliari bound for Spain with cargo of coffee, encountered rough weather and tried to shelter, but failed. She went aground on the rocks due to weather conditions. Due to […]
Aviation – Italian Airforce G.91 aircraft presentation to the Malta Aviation Museum.
On Monday 3rd November 1997 the Italian Air force (Aeronautica Militare) presented a single seat strike fighter Fiat G.91R to the Malta Aviation Museum through the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM). She was shipped to Malta via a Sea Malta ro/ro vessel and transported to AFM Luqa Barracks where the presentation was held. Also the […]
AIRCRAFT OF THE DAY – Italian Airforce HH-139A The Italian Air Force HH-139A is a search-and rescue variant of AW139M helicopter. The HH-139A has been selected as an interim solution for the Italian Air Force’s SAR fleet replacement and modernization programme. The all new AW149, now under development, has been designed to meet a potential […]
AIRCRAFT OF THE DAY Agusta Bell AB204B with construction number as 3087 registered as MM80321 Coded 72-52 used by Aeronautica Italiana (Italian Airforce). Currently she’s stored. Here wearing SAR Colours attached to the Helicopter Flight, Malta with the Italian Military Mission.