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


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In Seas and Ports In Internal Waters Marine Antipollution Service
Environment Ministry
Oil Rig Patrol

Civitavecchia – Marine Antipollution Training Course – April 2013

In April 2013 a training course on “Surveying and fighting marine pollution from oil and other hazardous substances” was held at Civitavecchia. The workshop saw the participation of Officers from the Harbour Offices of all the maritime departments, as well as other civilian personnel indicated by the Environment Ministry. It was organised and implemented in conformity with the provisions of… >>

1999 – 2008 sighting and rescue of cetaceans and turtles

Some examples of sighting and rescue of turtles carried out in various Italian marine areas on behalf of the Environment Ministry. >>

October 2012 – Messina – “Vulcano 2012” exercise

On 2 October 2012 the Castalia vessel IEVOLI RED, deployed at Messina, took part in the annual exercise promoted by the Italian Navy – Command of Patrol Forces for Coastal Surveillance and Defence. The exercise entitled “Vulcano 2012” was carried out in the seawaters of the area under the jurisdiction of the Maritime Authority of Milazzo >>

 September 2012 – PUNTA DEL CANE (SYRACUSe) – GROUNDING OF MIGRANTS’ boat – Environment Ministry

The vessel SUPERGABBIANO SEI engaged in remediation and oil pollution containment with absorbent booms. >>

AUGUST 2012 – port of IMPERIA – floating solid paraffin wax pollution – Environment Ministry

The vessel COMANDANTE UGO CASA carrying out mechanical recovery of the polluting product with use of the tender. >>

AUGUST 2012 – ALIMINI (LECCE) – oil pollution of unknown origin – Environment Ministry

The vessel ALCE NERO carrying out remediation of the seawater. Containment of oil pollution with absorbent booms and mechanical recovery of lumps of tar. >>

AUGUST 2012 – SAN PAOLO, TAVOLARA/ CAPO CODA CAVALLO – oil pollution of unknown origin – Environment Ministry

The vessel TIRRENO carrying out remediation of the area of seawater and containment with booms and absorbent sheets. >>

JUNE 2012 – CAPO SANT’ANDREA, MARCIANO MARINA (LIVORNO) – Grounding of the motor vessel “MERSA II” – Environment Ministry

The pollution-prevention vessel JERZY deploying booms in a semicircle around the grounded vessel >>

JANUARY/MARCH 2012 – Giglio island – grounding of cruise ship “COSTA CONCORDIA”

On the grounding of the cruise ship “Costa Concordia”, which occurred at 9:42 PM on 13 January 2012, Castalia responded promptly with: 4 vessels – ECOGIGLIO, IEVOLECO, TITO and TIRRENO – the latter equipped with a radar system to detect oil on the surface of the sea (Oil Spill Detection System), even by night, with transmission to the operating centre… >>

NOVEMBER 2011 – SAN DOMENICO canal, CHIOGGIA (Venice) – pollution of unknown origin – Environment Ministry

The tank ship “ECOLAGUNA 4” carrying out recovery of 1200 litres of oil mixtures and one cubic metre of solid debris with absorbent booms and skimmers. >>