Casualties – Ferry COSSYRA on fire after leaving Lampedusa – 29.09.2023

On Friday 29th September, 2023 around 2340 hrs a fire broke out in the engine room on the 1980 built ITA flag and owned ferry COSSYRA, off Linosa Island whilst sailing from Lampedusa to Porto Empedocle, with 177 souls on board, including 150 passengers (83 of them were migrants) and 27 crew members. After the […]

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Guardia Costiera rescues 450 immigrants – 23.03.2023

Today Thursday 23rd March, 2023 the Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera) rescued 450 illegal immigrants aboard a fishing vessel flying a Libyan Flag on her bow 100 miles east of Siracusa under the coordination or RCC Catania. The fishing vessel , in precarious navigable conditions, was reached and rescued by the Diciotti Class offshore patrol […]

Casualties – Fishing Vessel NUOVA ISIDE – Another corpse found – 16.05.2020.

The second corpse from the 3 crew lost with the tragedy of the wooden fishing vessel NUOVA ISIDE was found this morning, Saturday 16th May. Guardia Costiera confirmed after the 1988 built ITA flag and owned ropax ANTONELLO DA MESSINA that runs from Palermo to Ustica and vice versa sighted a drifting lifeless body around […]

Casualties – Fire on cargo ship BELLATRIX off Sicily – 08.04.2020

On Wednesday 8th April, 2020 morning the Italian Coast Guard (Guardia Costiera) received a mayday distress call from the Russian flag general cargo ship BELLATRIX with fire on board. BELLATRIX was more than 180 miles southeast of Catania, when she launched the distress call for a fire which was out of control in the engine […]