Lieutenant Antonio Dovizio from the Italian Navy just finished his mission on the Offshore Patrol Vessel ITS VEGA, where he served as Commanding Officer. The Ship has been involved in Mare Nostrum Operation, Frontex Joint Operation Triton, Mare Sicuro Operation and the Sicily Channel patrol operation. During Antonio’s mission, ITS VEGA has been involved in several Search and Rescue Operations, rescuing more than 5400 migrants in the Mediterranean sea.
“I can remember every single man, woman and child that took on board of my ship. All of them with eyes full of gratitude and tears of joy and I can also remember every single action. I remember the stamina, the agony, the fear I felt ever time I received a distress call.”