Trieste, Italy (PortSEurope) July 25, 2017 – At Fincantieri’s shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia, work has begun on a multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD or Landing Helicopter Dock) for the Italian navy.
The new unit will be delivered in 2022 and is part of the government’s plans to equip the Italian Navy vessels. The multi-year renewal program of the Italian Navy’s fleet foresees the construction, besides the LHD, of seven Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ships (PPA), with other three in option, as well as the logistic support ship (LSS) “Vulcano”.
The LHD will be classified by RINA Services pursuant international conventions about prevention of pollution regarding the more traditional aspects, like the ones of the MARPOL Convention, as well as those not yet mandatory, as the Hong Kong Convention about ship recycling.
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