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Military News – Niger receives Helicopters from Italy – 18.10.2022

On Tuesday 18th October in the presence of Niger’s defence minister Alkassoum Indattou and his Italian counterpart Lorenzo Guerini, 2 x AB412HP Helicopters were handed over at Air Base 101 in Niamey Indattou said the delivery was the result of close ties between Italy and Niger. The aircraft will be used to strengthen Niger’s Air …

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Yachting – 65 m yacht LADY M seized in Italy – 04.03.2022

On Friday 4th March, 2022 the 65 metre yacht LADY M owned by  Alexei Mordashov, the richest man in Russia was detained at Imperia Port, Italy by the militarized Police Force Guardia Di Finanza. The move followed similar seizures in France and Germany belonging to other Russian oligarchs, as Western states implement massive sanctions, including …

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Casualties – 4th body recovered from Ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA update no 1 – 24.02.2022

On Thursday 24th February, 2022 rescue crews have recovered a fourth body from the ropax EUROFERRY OLYMPIA that caught fire while sailing from Igoumenitsa, Greece to Brindisi, Italy last Friday 18th February. The body was found in the ship third garage, Greek Authorities said, bringing the total number of unaccounted passengers to seven. Earlier authorities …

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Law Enforcement – Guardia di Finanza Corrubia III Class G 114 PULEO

The GUARDIA di FINANZA is an Italian law enforcement agency under the authority of the Minister of Economy and Finance. It is a militarized police force, forming a part of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, not the Ministry of Defence. Guardia di Finanza is essentially responsible for dealing with financial crime and smuggling; it has also evolved into Italy’s …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Fishing vessel with 400 souls ran aground while entering Pozzallo Port – 09.11.2021

On Tuesday 9th November, 2021 after 2100 hrs with Easterly Wind blowing 20 knots a wooden stern fishing trawler packed with 400 souls ran aground whilst entering Pozzallo Port scrambling all Law Enforcements units including commercial tugboats. Weather conditions were hampering the situation with the strong wind and sea very rough of which at one …

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Fishing Vessels – TOK TOK

A British built fishing vessel which ended her years in black events was the 1975 built TOK TOK. She was originally the Petershead Tynedraft 86 Class Fishing Vessel GOLDEN DAWN bearing fishing matricola PD 211 and later while she was delivered to Maltese owners she was flying Irish (IRL) Flag and with matricola as BS …

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Former Military – BASTION 2 and BASTION 3 – 30.10.2020

One of the fast patrol craft class in service with the Guardia Di Finanza (Italian Customs) was the Corrubia Class of which 26 units were launched. 11 units were built by the original project  Cantieri Navali del Golfo di Gaeta in two lots with the rest 15 units, were built by the Intermarine shipyard in Sarzana , Italy. Lately at MMH Malta Facilities …

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Law Enforcement – Guardia Di Finanza fire 400 shots after Tunisian Fishing Trawler ram the patrol craft – 29.09.2020

400 shots were fired by a Guardia Di Finanza V 2000 Class patrol boat based at Vibo Valentia after another GdiF patrol craft was rammed by a Tunisian fishing boat. V 2023 and V 2014 (V 2000 Class) moored at Mazara Del Vallo back to 10th April, 2014. On Tuesday 29th September a small boat …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – OCEAN VIKING Saga – 06.07.2020

On Friday 3rd July, 2020 the NGO SOS Mediterranee ship OCEAN VIKING with rescued illegal immigrants in Central Mediterranean has issued a state of emergency after 6 souls embarked attempted suicide in 24 hours, 2 of them that went on a hunger strike. “This is an unprecedented step in the history of SOS Mediterranée, triggered …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – More illegal immigrants arrive at Lampedusa – 20.05.2020.

137 illegal immigrants rescued in Italian Territorial Waters by Guardia Costiera and Guardia Di Finanza Bigliani Class G126 SALVATORE DE ROSA entered Lampedusa on Wednesday 20th May. Disembarkation was done at Favarolo di Lampedusa quay with total – 77 men; 57 women and 6 minors from Totale 138 – 54 donne, 78 uomini, 6 minori …

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