OCCAR News 13. February 2017 First Steel Cutting Ceremony for PPA The First Steel Cutting ceremony for the Multipurpose Patrol Ship (Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura - PPA) took place in FINCANTIERI’s shipyard, in La Spezia, on 13 February 2017. 27. February 2014 FREMM again On the 27th February 2014 in La Spezia shipyard, the third Italian frigate, named after the World War II Italian hero “Carlo Margottini”, was delivered by OCCAR to the Italian Navy. 18. February 2014 FREMM: Visit to the DCNS Lorient Shipyard and the frigate “Normandie” On the 18th of February 2014, OCCAR Director Tim Rowntree went to the DCNS Lorient shipyard where the French Navy’s FREMM multi-mission frigates are assembled.