Photo In the port of Odessa went Italian destroyer

Friendly visits of the Italian ships is the traditional


Monday at the berth of the sea port Odessa sea port anchored destroyer Luigi Durand de la Penne Italian Navy.

About it reports “Duma“.

“The visit of Italian ship under the command of captain 1-St rank Fabrizio Rattery takes place in the framework of the educational practices of cadets of the naval Academy of Italy, which is located in the city of Livorno. The three-day program stay in Odessa 88 Italian cadets will meet with Ukrainian seamen at the headquarters of the Ukrainian Navy and the cadets of the Navy Institute of the National University “Odessa sea Academy”, a study tour on the frigate “Hetman Sahaidachny”, – noted in a press-service of naval forces of Ukraine.

Ukrainian sailors together with Italian colleagues will move by boat to the place of death of Italian ship Аlberto Rakia, where the laying of a wreath on the water to honor the memory of the fallen sailors.

Will host a friendly football tournament between teams of cadets at the Navy Institute WELL OHM and a team of students of the Academy of the Navy of the Italian Republic.

Friendly visits to Odessa Italian ships become a tradition, last year the city was visited by a training ship Polinuro.

Destroyer Luigi Durand de la Penne was introduced in the Navy of the Italian Republic in 1993. The length of the ship – 147, width – 16, draft – 6.7 meters, maximum speed of 31 knots. The ship is armed with artillery, anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles. Has 2 hangar for helicopters, which can accommodate a pair of light helicopters Bell AB 212 ASW or one heavy EH-101 Merlin.