OCCAR News 12. November 2019 PPA1 sails the waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea PPA1, named after “Paolo Thaon di Revel”, sailed its first nautical miles in the blue waters of the Gulf of La Spezia on 12th Nov 2019. 14. March 2019 4th PPA - First Steel Cutting The First Steel Cutting ceremony for the 4th Multipurpose Patrol Ship (PPA) took place on 14th March at Riva Trigoso Shipyard (Genoa), 6 months ahead of schedule. 08. November 2018 Keel Laying Ceremony for the third PPA Vessel The Keel Laying ceremony of the 3rd Multipurpose Patrol Ship (PPA) took place on November 8th, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Riva Trigoso (Genova).