The «Angelo Cabrini» Ship launched in Messina, is the first of the two High Speed Multifunctional Naval Units, commissioned by the Navy to the Italian shipbuilding company Intermarine Ltd.
The event took place in the presence of the Chief of Staff of the Navy Admiral of Squad Valter Girardelli, the management of Intermarine Ltd., civil and religious authorities.
The UNPAV (Unità Navale Polivalente Alta Velocità – high-speed multi-purpose units) is a versatile and modern vessel that will provide a high added value to the peculiar capabilities of the Navy. In this case, the Cabrini class naval units will provide support for the operations of the Navy Special Forces.
The ship was given the name of «Angelo Cabrini», Admiral and raider of the Royal Navy, decorated with the Gold Medal at the Military Valor for the sinking of the English heavy cruiser York, March 26, 1941 in the bay of Suda, in Crete.
Godmother of the launch is Anna Accardo, mother of the Second Head Nicola Fele, raider of the Navy awarded with the gold Medal at the Navy Military Valor, who died in service in the waters of the southern Adriatic in February 1992.
The UNPAV is a versatile and modern vessel that will provide a high added value to the peculiar capabilities of the Navy.
In this case, the Cabrini class naval units will provide support for the operations of the Navy Special Forces (Raiders Operational Group – G.O.I.), both in the training phase and in the conduct of the same.
In addition, they will compete in the control of maritime traffic, the contrast of illicit traffic, and security in environments with presence of asymmetric threat and the evacuation of personnel from crisis areas.
The «Cabrini» Ship is a further example of the remarkable skills and the very high professionalism of our national industry, as a whole of larger industrial groups and small and medium-sized enterprises. It is the fruit of the productivity of the «System Country», a product that, like others, characterizes the so-called «Made in Italy», famous and appreciated all over the world” declared Team Admiral Valter Girardelli, Chief of Staff of the Navy.
«Intermarine Ltd. has gained over the years a solid experience and knowledge of issues related to the design and construction of special military vessels with very stringent operational requirements», said Doctor Livio Corghi, Intermarine Ltd. CEO – «We have a prominent position in the international market thanks to the excellent reputation gained with the supply of very special vessels, including the UNPAV and mine hunters, to the most prestigious world military marines. Working with the Italian Navy is certainly a source of great pride and satisfaction».
Intermarine Ltd. will continue to build the «Angelo Cabrini» Ship at the Messina shipyard, and the delivery is scheduled for the first months of 2020.