Italian Navy frigate collided with fishing vessel off Sicily

Italian Navy frigate ITS FEDERICO MARTINENGO collided with, or contacted, Italian fishing vessel SOFIA FABIO during the night May 7-8, off western coast of Sicily, while being on training mission. Both frigate and fishing vessel said to sustain slight damages like scratches. Frigate escorted fishing vessel, which remained under way, to nearest port, Porto Empedocle. No injures reported.
Italian Navy frigate ITS FEDERICO MARTINENGO, FREMM-class, displacement 6700 tons, complement 200, armament missiles, guns, torpedoes, helicopters, commissioned 2018.
Fishing vessel SOFIA FABIO, MMSI 247306530, length 22 meters, flag Italy.



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