Wednesday, December 19, 2012

RIBs and Rubber Dinghies

Italian Navy RIB, port of LivornoLast May I captured these unusual images of a Navy RIB leading a flotilla rubber dinghies out of the port.
Italian Navy RIB and rubber dinghies, port of LivornoI wonder if this was some kind of drill or a test for the guys in the dinghies...

12 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Peaceful waters ahead.

Over here various refugees drowned lately. Europe's edges getting ready ?

Please have a good Wednesday.

Michelle said...

*sigh* I do love a man in uniform.

Taken For Granted said...

Looks like a mother duck and ducklings following behind. I'll bet it is an exercise, but they also look like they are having fun. It was a calm day, perfect for being out on the water. Fine photos.

Jack said...

Living in a port city, you get to see the most interesting things!

Randy said...

I agree with Jack. Nice shots.

cieldequimper said...

It absolutely looks like an exercise. We know there was no foreign attack on Livorno in May...

Dina said...

Wow, you were there at the right time! What a scene! Those guys have all the fun.
Interesting, the "mast" on the big leader craft.
I hope they were not heading for Lampedusa.

Traveling Hawk said...

I like the second photo. It is like a war movie:)

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Love the second one. The first thing I thought of was D-Day landings.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Definitely must be maneuvers VP, wonder what the fishermen on the small boats thought when they looked up and saw half the navy heading towards them haha!

Stefan Jansson said...

Probably a drill. But they do look very serious.

JM said...

The bottom shot is amazing!