Catania

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Italy Demands That Countries Whose Flag Is Flown By Rescue Boats Bear The Responsibility Of Migrants Aboard – November 2022.

A row escalated on Friday 4th November over who should take care of migrants rescued by NGO’s rescue vessels offshore Italy, with Italy insisting that countries whose flag was flown by the vessels should bear some of the responsibility and Norway disagreeing. 3 NGO rescue vessels holding almost 1,000 migrants have been at sea offshore …

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Casualties – Fire breaks out on ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA with 290 souls on board – 18.02.2022

On Friday 18th February, 2022 around 0224 UTC the 1995 built ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA with 239 passengers and 51 crew members while she was on her way to Brindisi Port from the Greek city of Igoumenitsa fire broke out near the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea. near the island of Corfu in the …

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Cargo News – Cargo Ships at Valletta – November 2021.

A cargo ship or freighter is a merchant ship that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another. Thousands of cargo carriers ply the world’s seas and oceans each year, handling the bulk of international trade. Cargo ships are usually specially designed for the task, often being equipped with cranes and other mechanisms to load and unload, and come in all sizes. Below we …

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Ferry – 1966 built GREEN SALINA

One of the landing craft type ferry still around is the 1966 built ferry GREEN SALINA She was built at Bekris & Eleftheropoulos Shipyard at Perama, Greece as AGIOS SOSTIS trading until 1977, then renamed REGIUM for a short time and acquired by Fratelli Costanzo SpA in Catania, Italy and renamed her as PASQUALINA CATANIA …

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ConRo News – Grimaldi’s Hybrid RoRo ECO CATANIA at Malta – 26.07.2021

The Fifth ship from a class of twelve hybrid vessels of the innovative Grimaldi Green 5th Generation (GG5G) class the ECO CATANIA entered Grand Harbour, Malta during her maiden call on Monday 26th July berthing at Laboratory Wharf. At 1930 hrs she was ready to shift to Palumbo Malta Shipyard floating at Dock no 6 to minor …

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Weather Conditions – Easterly Strong Wind on Friday 16th April 2021.

With a mild winter around the Maltese Islands, the first spring season strong winds occurred on Friday 16th April 2021 with wind blowing Easterly Force 8 wind decreasing and backing NE Force 7 overnight. All Bunkering Operations were suspended due to the current weather conditions and most of the vessels were sheltering on the lee …

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Bunkering – Tugboat WAF 3 – 10.04.2021

On Saturday 10th April, 2021 the 1977 built tugboat WAF 3 called for bunkers coming from Catania, Sicily on her way to Dakar, Senegal with ETA on Wednesday 12th May. Originally she arrived on Friday 9th April around 1127 hrs but had to wait for instructions outside territorial waters (otw). She was built in Italy by Bacino …

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Passers By – Naval Units during January 2021

Various naval units pass the Malta-Sicily straits like other ships and to mention some – New Year started with an interesting Russian Navy Vessel – SB 565 PROFESSOR NIKOLAY MURU, a 2014 built and June 2015 commissioned rescue ship on passage from Astrakhan, East Russia bound to West Russia stopping for few days off Pantelleria, …

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Anti Piracy Vessels – DE 421.

One of the fishing vessels converted into an anti piracy vessels is the Maltese (MLT) Flag vessel DE 421. She was built at Muggia, Trieste in Italy in 1994 as PUCCIO SECONDO with fishing matricola as CT 2850 homeported a Catania, Italy. She’s 24.2 metres long with a beam of 5.5 metres and 106 as …

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Virtu Ferries – JEAN DE LA VALETTE to operate to Catania from March 2021 – 17.12.2020

Earlier this month an effective handshake between Virtu Ferries and the South East Sicily Chamber of Commerce was done to plan the restart of tourism and related businesses, starting from the activation of a high-speed transport service, able to connect Catania to Malta on a daily basis, returning to Catania. Malta which is already daily …

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