Monday, July 15, 2013
Seadrill Semi-Rig West Pegasus
Offshore

Italy and Malta Sign Accord on Mediterranean Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

Italy and Malta’s prime ministers reached an agreement today for joint oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean Sea between the islands of Sicily and Malta.

July 15, 2013
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Incidents

Port of Genoa Control Tower Collapses Following Ship Collision [UPDATE]

Fatalities reported after the Italian-flagged Jolly Nero crashed into a control tower at the Italian port of Genoa late Tuesday night, causing it to collapse.

May 9, 2013
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Friday, May 3, 2013

Flashmob Rings in Venice Cruise Season [PHOTOS]

A mob of over 300 people gathered on the Zattere Adriatic waterfront in Venice, Italy to welcome the arrival of the Carnival Legend and toast the beginning of the new cruise season in the lagoon.

May 3, 2013
Total Views: 1

Friday, April 26, 2013
Piracy

Death Penalty Sentence Looms for Enrica Lexie Marines in India

An Indian anti-terrorism agency will investigate the case of two Italian marines accused of murdering two Indian fishermen, raising the possibility once more of the men facing the death penalty.

April 26, 2013
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
italian marines enrica lexie
News

Italian Foreign Minister Resigns as Marines Return to India for Murder Trial

By Steve Scherer ROME, March 26 (Reuters) – Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi resigned on Tuesday over his government’s decision to return two marines to India to face trial for...

March 26, 2013
Total Views: 1

Thursday, March 21, 2013
Piracy

UNCLOS 1982, the Italo-Indian Flap, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

UPDATE (Mar. 21): Italian Marines Agree to Return to India to Stand Trial, Diffuse Diplomatic Row By John A.C. Cartner, Special to Piracy Daily Amidst all the head-wagging and hand-gesticulating marking the anti-pirate...

March 21, 2013
Total Views: 4

Thursday, March 14, 2013
News

Enrica Lexie Dispute Deepens as Ambassador Told to Stay in India

By Bibhudatta Pradhan (Bloomberg) — India’s top court told the Italian ambassador to New Delhi not to leave the country without its permission as protests escalated over Italy’s decision to...

March 14, 2013
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Piracy

Diplomatic Row Heats Up As India Demands Return of Italian Marines

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India summoned the Italian ambassador on Tuesday to protest Rome’s decision not to send two marines charged with killing Indian fishermen while on anti-piracy duty back...

March 13, 2013
Total Views: 3

Monday, March 11, 2013
News

Italy Takes a Stand: Enrica Lexie Guards WILL NOT Return to India

ROME, March 11 (Reuters) – Two Italian marines charged in India with killing two fishermen while on anti-piracy duty will not return there from a home visit granted to allow...

March 11, 2013
Total Views: 5

Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Golar Frost
News

Drydocks World Completes Conversion of FSRU Toscana

Drydocks World announced today that they have finalized the conversion of the 135k,000 cbm LNG carrier Golar Frost, to a Floating Storage and Re-gasification Unit (FSRU) named the FSRU Toscana....

February 6, 2013
Total Views: 62

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Valdarno tanker
News

Italian Court Sends Pirates to Jail for Attack on Italian Tanker

ROME (Reuters) – Eleven Somali men who attacked an Italian oil tanker in January were each jailed for three and a half years on Tuesday after a Rome court convicted them of piracy and...

December 4, 2012
Total Views: 1

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Incidents

10 Libyan Migrants Perish After Boat Capsizes South of Sicily

Italian news company Corriere reported today a boat carrying Libyan migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday while enroute to Lampedusa, an island approximately half way between Tunisia and...

November 4, 2012
Total Views: 1

Thursday, July 19, 2012
italy offshore oil fields
News

Nearly Broke, Italy Looks to Restart Economy By Ending Offshore Drilling Ban

(Bloomberg) — Mario Monti’s government is trying to attract as much as $18 billion in investment to Italy by relaxing a ban on offshore oil and natural-gas exploration imposed by Silvio Berlusconi after...

July 19, 2012
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Rolls-Royce UT 712 CD
News

Rosetti Marino Awards Rolls-Royce £18 Million Anchor Handler Contract

Rolls-Royce announced today the signing of an £18 million contract with Italian shipyard Rosetti Marino S.p.A for the design and delivery of an integrated power & propulsion and equipment system...

June 20, 2012
Total Views: 1

Monday, April 23, 2012
Piracy

Somali Pirates Release Italian Tanker Enrico Ievoli and Crew

Somali pirates have released the Italian chemical tanker M/T Enrico Ievoli and its 18 crewmembers almost four months after being hijacked off the coast of Oman, the foreign ministry in...

April 23, 2012
Total Views: 24

Friday, April 20, 2012
Piracy

Italy To Pay “Donation” to Families of Indian Fisherman Killed in Enrica Lexie Incident

NEW DELHI (Dow Jones)–Italy agreed to compensate the families of two Indian fishermen who were allegedly killed by two Italian naval officers, a move that may help the countries resolve...

April 20, 2012
Total Views: 1

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Piracy

M/V Enrica Lexie Free to Leave India

India’s Kerala High Court on Thursday ordered the release of the Italian tanker, M/V Enrica Lexie, that has been embroiled in a diplomatic row between the two countries after two...

March 29, 2012
Total Views: 0

Saturday, March 10, 2012
Gelso M aground italian tanker sicily
Incidents

Italian Tanker Runs Aground Off Sicily in Stormy Weather [AIS TRACK]

March 10, 2012
Total Views: 2

Sunday, January 15, 2012
Blog

Costa Concordia Underwater Photos

These underwater photos released today show damage to the starboard side of the Costa Concordia, below the water line.  As you can see there is quite a bit of damage to...

January 15, 2012
Total Views: 8

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Costa Concordia AIS track
Incidents

Cruise Ship Costa Concordia Sinks off Italian Coast [VIDEO, AIS Track]

Upon departure from the port of a Giglio, an island off the northwestern coast of Italy, the cruise ship Costa Concordia struck a reef, tearing a 50 meter-long gash in...

January 14, 2012
Total Views: 84