"If the sea is blue... is also thanks to the yellow fleet"


Since 1986, on the basis of an agreement with the Administration (today Environment Ministry) has been providing emergency antipollution services for the safeguarding of Italian seas and coasts, with a fleet consisting of coasting and oceangoing vessels deployed in Italy in major ports and in the vicinity of the most sensitive areas of the sea from the environmental point of view. The oceangoing vessels are endowed with high oil recovery capacity, and equipped with technologically advanced apparatus for the recovery of pollutants, remediation of marine areas, and operations to respond to fires, to tow vessels involved in accidents to safety, and to prevent pollution. The coasting vessels operate within 20 miles from the coast and can work in relatively narrow, shallow areas of sea; they are equipped for remediation of the coasts. Castalia is structured with a National Operating Centre in Roma in connection with the Environment Ministry, and peripheral facilities situated in ports for Maritime Management, as well as eight supply depots holding specialist equipment. Since 2015 it has been performing daily patrols service for the oil rigs in the Adriatic Sea and the Strait of Sicily.



  • 9 Offshore Vessels
  • 27 Coastal Vessels


  • 1 Centre for Coordination with Rome headquarters
  • 15 Peripheral Centres in the major Italian ports
  • 8 supply depots


OIL SPILL DETECTION The oceangoing vessels are equipped with RADAR systems dedicated to OIL SPILL DETECTION, able to detect and follow oil pollution even by night and with poor visibility.


FLEET TRACKING SISTEM All the vessels of the fleet are equipped with satellite systems enabling real-time monitoring of the activities.


MODELLO DI SIMULAZIONE A mathematical model simulating and forecasting shifts of oil slicks on the surface of the sea.

2013 – 2016 – EMSA – Mar Adriatico – Stand-by oil spill recovery services

The Castalia Consortium, in joint venture with Giuliana Bunkeraggi, has entered into a contract for support and assistance against spills in the sea with EMSA, the European Maritime Safety Agency, which is in charge of the maritime safety of the European Union Member States. As from 2004, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has been assigned the responsibility to supply,… >>

July 2015 – waters off the Port of Giulianova (TE) – fire on the M/y “LARISSA”

The vessel MONTEROSA engaged in pollution prevention activity deploying absorbent booms during operations to salvage the wreck. >>

June 2015 – Garibaldi Port seaboard (FE) – grounding of the motor fishing vessel “TEX”

With the vessel MONTEROSA engaged in removing oil from the surface with booms and containing it with floating barriers. >>


The vessel ECOGIGLIO engaged in operations empty fuel from the tank of the M/Y Mantalena and surrounding the accident area with 96 metres of absorbent booms. >>

September 2014 – Elba Island – International exercise “Ramogepol 2014”

At about 6 miles north of the Island of Elba on the 16th and 17th of September the international antipollution exercise Ramogepol 2014 was held by Italy, France and the Principality of Monaco with the participation of Spain as associated country. An accident between an oil tanker and a container ship was simulated with a spill in the sea of… >>

July 2014 – Giglio island – grounding of the Costa Concordia – Titan-Micoperi

The vessel IEVOLI WHITE intervenes to prevent pollution. Assistance during activities for the refloating and towing of the Costa Concordia from Giglio Island to Genoa. >>

July 2014 – Villa San Giovanni (Red Cross) – sinking of a fishing vessel – environment Ministry

The vessel IEVOLI TERZO intervenes to contain the oil spill, deploying floating and absorbent booms. >>

 June 2014 island of CAPRERA (SECCA TREMONTI) – oil pollution of unknown origin – environment Ministry

The vessel KORAL carries out remediation with the shallow-water tender. Containment with the deployment of absorbent booms and mechanical recovery with skimmers. >>

June 2014 port of ARBATAX – sinking of the fishing vessel M/P ORSENA – environment Ministry

The vessel ECOELBA carries out remediation of the port water. Containment of diesel spill deploying floating booms, and recovery of oil mixtures with skimmers. >>

May 2014 – Messina – exercise “Scilla 2014”

With the antipollution exercise “Scilla 2014” organised by the Italian Navy was held on 29 May 2014. Activities were scheduled over two days: 27 May – Antipollution workshop in the Main Lecture Hall of the University of Messina; 29 May – Marine exercise in the waters off the city of Scilla, involving the Castalia vessels IEVOLI RED and SUPERGABBIANO SEI… >>