On 24 January, the shipbuilding company Fincantieri shake hands with Barzan Holding and inked an MoU in order to boost their strategic partnership. In fact, both sides through evaluation and studies of new technologies and capabilities, aim to lead to a future acquisition of new vessels in the defense field.
The Supreme Court of Cassation in Italy confirmed that the German captain of a migrant-rescue ship, should never have been arrested. Specifically, the Master of “MV Sea Watch 3”, Carola Rackete, was arrested on 29 June 2019 by Italian authorities for helping and abetting illegal immigration and for forcing her way into the port of Lampedusa.
Lightering operations are now taking place for the stranded freighter CDRY Blue, after it ran aground on a rocky shore in Sant’Antioco, Sardinia on December 21. Smit Salvage is the lead salvor, and it is overseeing the work in collaboration with the Italian Coast Guard and the local port authority.
The brand-new cruise ship MSC Grandiosa collided with a pier in Palermo, Sicily, during docking on Monday, December 30, morning. The port quarter sustained light damage above the waterline but was repaired the same day. A video emerged shows the MSC Grandiosa backing down and swinging the stern to starboard.
On December 21, Saturday, the bulker vessel “CDRY Blue” went aground on a rocky shore on the coast of Sardinia, Italy, leading to the Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera) launching a rescue operation for those onboard.
The mayor of the Calabrian town of Villa San Giovanni; the chairman and the chief executive officer of the roro and ferry shipping company Caronte&Tourist Spa, were among a dozen suspects arrested in an operation carried out by local police and anti-mafia investigators in Reggio Calabria, Italy.
The Panama-flagged cargo vessel, LIRA, suffered water ingress sailing through the Tyrrhenian Sea, when the crewmembers issued a distress call, followed by the Italian Coast Guard authorities which came to the rescue.
After a migrant boat sank off Lampedusa, on November 23, divers recovered more bodies from the scene, increasing the death toll to 18. The vessel was carrying 170 people, and sank around 1.5 nm off the island of Lampedusa.
After the Ro-Ro cargo ship ‘Eurocargo Trieste’ caught fire off Tuscany, on November the 21st, an inspection took place by technicians of the Harbour Office, to investigate the incident. The inspection found various anomalies, and the vessels was seized in Livorno on November 23rd.
A fire took place in the engine room of the Grimaldi-owned Ro-Ro cargo ship, Eurocargo Trieste, on November the 21st. The incident took place while the vessel was transiting off the coast of Tuscany. No injuries were reported, and the fire was put out.
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