Saturday, March 20, 2021

Italian Prosecutor Seeks Trial For Minister Who Denied Migrant Rescue Vessels Port Entry

by Angelo Amante (Reuters) – An Italian prosecutor formally called on Saturday for right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini to be tried for kidnapping over his decision to prevent more than...

March 20, 2021
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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Deadline Looms For ‘Airbus Of The Sea’ Shipyard Deal

MILAN, Dec 29 (Reuters) – Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri’s planned acquisition of state-controlled French rival Chantiers de l’Atlantique to create a European “Airbus of the Seas” is facing collapse barring last-minute political...

December 30, 2020
Total Views: 5626

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
MSC Grandiosa in Port
Cruise Ships

First Med Cruise Ship Departs Since COVID-19 Outbreak

Last week Italy’s government gave permission for cruise lines to resume operations and, on Sunday, MSC Grandiosa became the first cruise ship to sail the Mediterranean since the outbreak of...

August 18, 2020
Total Views: 29

Saturday, September 14, 2019
M/V Ocean Viking via sos mediterranee

Rome Lets Migrant Rescue Ship Into Italian Port

by Crispian Balmer (Reuters) – Italy’s new government allowed a French charity ship to bring ashore 82 migrants on Saturday in an apparent reversal of the uncompromising, closed-door policy of...

September 14, 2019
Total Views: 3

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Captain Carola Rackete To Sue Italian Minister Over Migrant Comments

by Crispian Balmer (Reuters) Captain Carola Rackete, 31, was freed from house arrest on Tuesday after a judge dismissed accusations she had endangered the lives of Italian servicemen by ignoring...

July 6, 2019
Total Views: 4

Monday, August 13, 2018
Migrants are seen resting on board the MV Aquarius rescue ship
Maritime News

Italy Refuses Safe Harbor To Migrant Ship M/V Aquarius

Antonio Denti (Reuters) – Italy on Monday denied safe harbor to 141 people rescued by the humanitarian ship M/V Aquarius off the coast of Libya last week, setting up another standoff...

August 13, 2018
Total Views: 14

Saturday, June 16, 2018
M/V Lifeline, run by the German NGO Mission Lifeline

Italy Bans Two Dutch Migrant Rescue Vessels

by Philip Pullella (Reuters) A heated exchange erupted after interior minister Matteo Salvini told more foreign NGOs operating migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean they could not dock in Italian ports....

June 16, 2018
Total Views: 3

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Migrants are seen after being rescued by MV Aquarius in the central Mediterranean Sea

Migrant Rescue Ship Blocked From Italian Port: Pope Francis Steps In To Patch Relations With France

by Steve Scherer (Reuters) – Italy and France tried to patch up a row over immigration on Thursday as Pope Francis urged politicians everywhere to work together on helping refugees...

June 14, 2018
Total Views: 3

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi
Offshore News

Eni, Shell to Face Trial in Italy in $1 Billion Bribery Case

By Chiara Albanese, Sergio Di Pasquale and Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) — Eni SpA, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and senior executives will face trial over a $1.1 billion bribery scandal in...

December 20, 2017
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

France, Italy Want Solution for STX Shipyard by End September

By Gwénaëlle Barzic and Giulia Segreti ROME/MILAN, Aug 1 (Reuters) – France and Italy want to find a solution for Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri’s blocked takeover bid for STX France shipyards...

August 1, 2017
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Sunday, July 30, 2017
Maritime News

France Offers Italy Naval Ship Deal to Resolve STX Row – Report

PARIS, July 30 (Reuters) – France will offer to expand shipbuilding cooperation with Italy into naval vessels, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said, after Paris thwarted a tie-up it is...

July 30, 2017
Total Views: 3

Thursday, July 27, 2017
stx france shipyard
Maritime News

Macron’s Step to Nationalize Shipyard Spooking Outsiders

By Helene Fouquet and Mark Deen (Bloomberg) — As first steps go, President Emmanuel Macron’s decision Thursday to nationalize a shipyard is as French as it gets. The move, aimed at blocking...

July 27, 2017
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MSC Says in Talks to Buy Stake in Italy’s Ignazio Messina

LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – The world’s no. 2 container line Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) is in talks to acquire a stake in smaller Italian counterpart Messina, the Swiss-headquartered group...

February 14, 2017
Total Views: 12

Monday, January 23, 2017
Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping
Maritime News

Italy’s Giuseppe Bottiglieri Seeks Court Protection as Downturn Bites

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company, one of Italy’s biggest shipping firms, has sought court protection in the country from its creditors as it looks to restructure...

January 23, 2017
Total Views: 6

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cargo Ship Drags Anchor and Runs Aground in Italy

Strong winds caused a large cargo ship to drag anchor and run aground near Livorno, Italy last week, but AIS data shows that as of Monday the ship had been...

January 16, 2017
Total Views: 7

Saturday, September 3, 2016
Fire Incidents

WATCH: Evacuation Of High End Luxury Cruise Ship In Italy

The Sea Dream I, a luxury cruise ship operated by SeaDream Yacht Club, suddenly caught fire Thursday with 166 people aboard while the ship was off the coast of Calabria, in southern...

September 3, 2016
Total Views: 18

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Maritime News

Italy Heightens Security Level at Tourist Ports

ROME, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Italy raised the security level at its tourist ports on Thursday, a coastguard spokesman said, meaning intensified controls of people and vehicles during the height...

August 11, 2016
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Friday, July 15, 2016
Maritime News

MSC Master in Hot Water Over Alleged Drug Trafficking

The Master of an MSC containership is being accused of international drug trafficking after authorities in Italy unveiled a complex scheme to offload drugs at sea so they can be...

July 15, 2016
Total Views: 57

Monday, June 20, 2016

WATCH: Fire Engulfs Tug and Barge Off Italy

Video published by the Italian Coast Guard shows firefighting efforts after a articulated tug and barge caught fire off the coast of Italy. The fire occurred Friday off Gioia Tauro,...

June 20, 2016
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Friday, October 16, 2015
Maritime News

More Than 20 Tons of Hashish Found Stashed Inside Cargo Ship in Italy

  Italian authorities have seized more than 20 tons of hashish hidden inside the hull of a general cargo ship at the port of Cagliari in Sardinia, Italy’s Guardia di...

October 16, 2015
Total Views: 36