Malta Naval Visits – May 2024

Sunday 5th May.  The Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera)  Multipurpose vessel CP 920 BRUNO GREGORETTI called at Grand Harbour, Malta passing breakwaters at 1455 hrs berthing at Boiler Wharf using Mooring Services ONLY. More images can be found here – https://maltashipphotos.com/photo/cp-920-bruno-gregoretti-05-05-2024/ Nearly an hour later at 1540 hrs the Angeli Del Mare Class Patrol Craft […]

Malta Naval Visits – April 2024

Thursday 11th April.  The Marina Militare Italiana (Italian Navy) Thaon Di Revel Class Multipurpose offshore patrol vessel, also known as Pattugliatore Polivalente D’Altura (PPA) – ITS PAOLO THAON DI REVEL P 430 called at Malta , passing breakwaters at 1612 hrs making her both as maiden call and the first PPA to be seen in […]

Malta Naval Visits – March 2024

Saturday 2nd March.  The Marina Militare Italiana (Italian Navy) Cassiopeia Class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) – ITS CASSIOPEIA P401 left Malta passing breakwaters at 1927 hrs from DWQ 2 Wharf though her diplomatic clearance was extended for another 24 hors. She was also due to shifting few bollards astern to DWQ 1 from Bollards 3 to 9 […]

Malta Naval Visits – February 2024

Friday 2nd February.  Year 2024 was started with an interesting naval movement  and the maiden call of the French Navy Mistral Class Amphibious Assault & Command Ship (Bâtiment de Projection et de Commandement / BPC) FS DIXMUDE L 9015. She passed breakwaters at 0817 hrs coming from Egypt after she was being used as a […]

Naval News – Decommissioning of ITS ZEFFIRO F 577 – 05.10.2023

Last Thursday 5th October @ 1830hrs the Marina Militare Italiana (Italian Navy) Maestrale Class Frigate ITS ZEFFIRO F 577 was decommissioned after 38 years of service at Mar Grande Naval Station of Taranto, with 21 gun salute. Moored at Augusta Navy Base back to 27th April, 2019. Launched on 19th May 1984 built by Fincantieri […]

Naval News – 2021 commissioned ITS VULCANO at Sicily – 31.07.2023

The Italian Navy replacement for the Stromboli Class replenishment oiler (AOR) along with her current being build sistership, the ITS VULCANO A 5335 was spotted anchored at Augusta, Sicily. ITS VULCANO was built by Fincantieri with yard number 6259. The stern section was built at the Riva Trigoso Naval Shipyard while her bow  section was […]

Naval News – Aircraft Carrier ITS CAVOUR C 550 at Catania – May 2018

The Italian Navy 2008 commissioned aircraft carrier (Portaaerei in Italian) ITS CAVOUR C 550 entered Catania Port on Friday 11th May 2018. Upon her arrival 2 tractor tugs BELGIO (95) and FINLANDIA (96) left breakwater to assist her with maneuvering though hardly they push on her. She was laid down by Fincantieri in June 2001, and […]

Malta Naval Visits – March 2023

Thursday 2nd March  The Russian Navy Project 160 Altay Class Medium seagoing oil products tanker RFS KOLA passed 25.9 nautical miles off Valletta proceeding to East Mediterranean at 2103 hrs. This wasn’t her first passer by move but the first one for 2023. Friday 3rd March  The operated Military Sealift Command of the US Navy […]