Italian Territorial Waters

Casualties – Tugboat FRANCO P sank with 5 fatalities and 1 rescued off Bari, Italy – 19.05.2022

On the evening of Wednesday 18th May, 2022 the 1978 built tugboat FRANCO P issued a distress call while she was towing the crane barge AD 3 sparking a rescue mission and request for aid assistance from all vessels in the area. The search for the seamen – 4 Italians (2 from Puglia & 2 …

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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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Casualties – Turkish Cargo Ship GOKBEL sinks – 28.12.2014

On the morning of Sunday 28th December, 2014 around 0830 hrs the 2011 built Turkish general cargo ship GOKBEL with 11 crew collided with the 1991 built general cargo ship LADY AZIZA and sank in poor visibility just a mile from the Italian Adriatic port of Ravenna. Guardia Costiera (Italian Coast Guard) Capitano Di Vascello …

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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 – 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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