Sicilia

Naval News – Bilateral relations: Nigeria with Italian Navy ITS COMANDANTE BORSINI P 491 – 23.11.2022

On Wednesday 23rd November, 2022 the flag officer in charge of the Nigerian western naval command rear admiral Yaqub Wambai has received the Italian navy ship ITS COMANDANTE BORSINI P 491 during her port call to Apapa area of Lagos state, led by the ambassador of Italy to Nigeria Stefano De Leo. The ambassador of …

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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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Offshore News – Survey at Malta-Italy Connector reaching final stages – Nov 2022.

The preliminary marine route survey for the second Malta-Italy electricity interconnector is nearing its final stages, project developer InterConnect Malta reported. The seabed survey was split into three sections, including Malta coast, offshore along the route between the two countries, and nearshore Italy. The collection of geophysical, geotechnical and environmental data in the offshore part …

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Maiden Call – Cruise Liner CARNIVAL PRIDE – 24.10.2022

One of the Spirit Class Cruise Ships operated by Carnival Cruise Line (CCL), the 2001 built cruise liner CARNIVAL PRIDE made a maiden call to Grand Harbour, Malta on Monday 24th October. She passed breakwaters at 0639 hrs coming from Messina, Sicily. She was built in Finland by Kvaerner Masa Yards as yard number 500 …

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High Speed Craft – 1997 built ALE M

One of the High Speed Craft trading in Italy is the 1997 built ALE M. She was built by Kvaerner Fjellstrand at Omastrand in Norway as WATERJET 5 with Philippine flag (PHL) until 1997 with yard number 34. Then she was renamed as VITTORIA M with Italian Flag (ITA) trading until 7th June 2004 and …

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High Speed Craft News – PONTE FERRIES cancels trip with passengers aboard – 21.09.2022

And once again we have PONTE FERRIES in the news this time with Passengers stranded both at Wine Wharf, Valletta, Malta and at RoRo Jetty West, Augusta, Sicily. After queuing with their vehicles from 0300 hrs to board the 0500 hrs scheduled departure with the 1999 built High Speed Craft HSC ARTEMIS from Valletta, they …

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Cruise Liner News – COSTA LUMINOSA transferred to Carnival Cruise Line – 08.09.2022

Last Thursday 8th September , the 2009 built 294 metre long cruise liner COSTA LUMINOSA officially joined the Carnival Cruise Line (CCL) renamed as CARNIVAL LUMINOSA flying a PRT flag at Palermo, Sicily, Italy. In Palermo, Costa Capt. Nicolantonio Palombella handed over the ship to Carnival Capt. Adriano Binacchi, with additional leadership team members from …

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Casualties – Yacht MY SAGA sinks offshore Catanzaro, Italy – 20.08.2022

On Saturday 20th August the Port Authority of Crotone¬†VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) received a distress call from the 39.4 metre motor yacht MY SAGA that she was taking water ingress at her stern while on passage from Gallipoli to Milazzo. Immediately VTS advised Guardia Costiera (Italian Coast Guard) who dispatched CP 321 and a Romanian …

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Naval News – EUNAVFOR Operation Irini nets embargo buster – 18.07.2022

Last Monday 18th July the EUNAVFOR MED Operation IRINI found cargo in breach of the United Nations (UN) arms embargo on Libya on the ro/ro vessel VICTORY RORO after she was spotted by French Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). She has been on the radar for a while when she delivered military vehicles to the country …

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BFT Season 2022 – Italian stern trawlers NATALINO, LEOVITO, BUCEFALO, MARPESCA DUE and Maltese tug CMS SEACAT on 19/20.05.2022

May is here and Blue Fin Tuna (BFT) Season is here with Italian fishing stern trawlers coming from Sicily to tow tuna cages from various spots that belong to Licensed Tuna Farms – Thursday 19th May, 2022 – 1999 built ITA flag stern fishing trawler NATALINO with fishing matricola MV 409 of which entered Grand …

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