Drug Bust – Around US$1 Billion in drugs seized on MSC GAYANE – 18.06.2019.

An estimated US$1 billion in illegal narcotics was discovered on board the container ship MSC GAYANE berthed at Philadelphia, USA on Tuesday, June 18th. Agents of the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Philadelphia, the US Coast Guard, the US Department of Homeland Security, and various local police departments boarded the containership MSC […]

Drug Bust – Hellenic Coast Guard Seize Libya Bound Ship

The Hellenic Coast Guard intercepted and seized on December 5th a Syrian flagged vessel carrying drugs worth approximately US$113 million. About six tonnes of cannabis and three million amphetamine pills were discovered on board the Dutch built vessel NOKA bearing IMO number 7703015 which was sailing towards Libya when she was seized. The drugs were […]

Catania Port Movements – Monday 10th September 2018

The Port of Catania was first built in 1438. Repeatedly rebuilt over the centuries, today it is one of the most important ports in Sicily. With a total surface area of 615,000 m2 used for goods storage yards, Catania Port  is home to a variety of different activities: a tourist and commercial port (with national and […]

Casualties – Tugboat THORAN sank at Cadiz, Spain – 17.08.2018

On Friday 17th August, 2018 the tugboat THORAN capsized and sank in Cadiz Port, Spain.  She was seized in October 2017 when she was transporting 3.8 tons of cocaine hidden under the floor of the galley. It was then the largest cache of cocaine in which the State Security Forces and Corps had intervened.   The Port […]

DRUG BUST – 10 tons of Cannabis – June 2018. Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (GDF) finance police boarded and searched a Dutch Flag fishing vessel QUEST around 130 nautical miles southeast of Sicily after tracking the vessel from the air for two days, seizing over 10 tonnes of cannabis resin worth up to 20 million euros in a […]