Three corvettes engaged in training, Urania, Sphinx e Fenice, of the Command of the Patrol Forces for Coastal Surveillance and Defense (COMFORPAT). The ships left Augusta on 11 February with 12 lieutenants on board who, in a few months, will assume their "First Command".
After five days lived very intensely, maneuvering in close formation in the eastern waters of Sicily, the ships stopped, from 14 to 17 February, in the port of Palermo. The visit of the Command School in the Sicilian capital offered a precious opportunity for exchange with local authorities and the population.
During the stop, the commander of the southern military region, Corrado Dalzini, on board the Sphinx ship, talked to the lieutenants about his experience in command.
Among the numerous visitors who boarded the ships during the weekend, almost seven hundred people, a group of students met the future captains who talked to the young people about their experience in the Navy and answered the questions of the boys. The ships have left Palermo and will continue to train in the Tyrrhenian Sea before reaching Naples on 21 February.
Source: Military Navy