Yilport Holding inks 49-year concession deal for Port of Taranto

Yilport Holding signed a concession agreement with Port Network Authority of the Ionian Sea (PNAIS), the managing institution of the Port of Taranto in southeastern Italy, to undertake all operations at the multipurpose terminal of Port for 49 years.

Italy allows migrants to disembark after EU agreement

Italy gave permission to 116 rescued migrants to disembark from a coastguard ship, on 31 of July, as Interior Minister Matteo Salvini’s took a step back, after five EU countries and the Church agreed to share the responsibility of looking after the migrants.

Philippine crewmembers loses life in accident at Port of Savona

On July 18, a Philippine crewmember died, after falling from 60 feet into an empty hold on board the bulker Ilektra, at Port of Savona, Italy. When the incident happened, the victim was conducting maintenance works above the hold, local authorities inform, and as a result he was killed instantly.  

Costa Cruises signs ‘Genoa Blue Agreement’ for Ports of Genoa and Savona

Costa Cruises has signed the ‘Genoa Blue Agreement’ promoted by the Genoa and Savona Coast Guard Offices. The document mandates vessels to use marine gasoil with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.10% by mass prior to entering the ports of Savona and Genoa, and not only while the ship is moored as required by current legislation.

Italian port of Augusta promoted as a low sulphur bunkering hub

Genoa-based Bunker Energy promotes the port of Augusta as a leading hub for low sulphur fuel bunkering, for the vessels that sail cross the Mediterranean. The company commented ‘For years, Augusta has been by far the largest petrochemical hub in Italy.’

German rescue captain Carola Rackete to sue Italy’s Matteo Salvini

Carola Rackete, the German Captain of a migrant rescue ship, will sue the Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for defamation, as her lawyer informed, increasing the tensions between the charity worker and the Minister. Carola Rackete was freed from house arrest after a judge dismissed accusations that she had endangered the lives of Italian servicemen.

Second migrant rescue vessel docks in Lampedusa, Italy

Overcoming Italy’s ban, the migrant rescue boat ‘Alex’, operated by the Italian NGO Mediterranea, docked at the same quay as the Sea Watch 3, having onboard 41 migrants. Mediterranea declined the Maltese offer to dock in Valletta commenting that the people onboard weren’t in the position to sustain such a long journey. 

Sea Watch 3 captain free

According to sources, the 31-year-old captain of Sea Watch 3, Carola Rackete, has been released from custody. The German captain was arrested on Saturday, June 29, due to the fact that she docked the vessel in Lampedusa along with 42 migrants onboard, defying a stringent domestic law that has closed borders to migrants.

Captain of Sea Watch 3 arrested after entering Italian waters

Italian police arrested on Saturday the German captain of a migrant-rescue ship that docked in Lampedusa along with 42 migrants onboard, defying a stringent domestic law that has closed borders to migrants. The ship had been standoff off Lampedusa for more than two weeks with rescued Africans onboard.

Migrant rescue ship defies ban, enters Italian waters

The Captain of the migrant rescue ship ‘Sea-Watch 3’, carrying about 42 survivors, entered Italian territorial waters citing the desperate situation of the people onboard and defying a stringent domestic law that has closed borders to migrants.


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