Entries by Federico Borrea

Motor yacht sinks in Italy, crew safe

An Italian crew has been rescued after their yacht, 39m Saga, sank about nine nautical miles from Catanzaro Marina. The boat was was sailing from Gallipoli to Milazzo when the crew reported it was taking on water at the stern. The Guardia Costiera (Italian Coast Guard) dispatched two patrol vessels to the scene, and four crew […]


FAIRLINE PHANTOM named ‘Flying High’. Hull number GB- FLN095181001. SSR no 144673 This vessel is powered by two Volvo Penta TAMD-63P 360hp diesel engines serial nos 2061168335 & 36. This vessel has a distinctive black vinyl band around the topsides and is fitted with orange coloured cockpit & flybridge cushions. It was based in Cobbs […]

boot Düsseldorf latest: organiser says show will go ahead (with kind permission of Marine Industry News)

The organisers of boot Düsseldorf have reaffirmed that the boat show will take place from 22 to 30 January 2022. In a release circulated yesterday (8 December), Messe Düsseldorf states it has decided to hold boot 2022 as planned after consultations with the exhibiting branches and consistent implementation of the current Covid Protection Ordinance of […]

Annual Meeting to be held next January

  The AGM is planned for January 2022  The Global Marine Investigators association is planning a meeting during the Düsseldorf Boatshow –COVID-19 permitting.  Yesterday we sent out a reminder, as the hotel option expires today.  However, there might be still rooms available and we hope to see you in Düsseldorf!  The AGM is planned for […]

Towards a new normality – GMI meets IAATI_EB Vehicle Crime Investigators

These days our Vice President Matthias Böhmen and our Treasurer Ron Vermeulen are attending the IAATI_EB Vehicle Crime Investigators’ meeting in Ghent, Belgium. As we know, vehicle crime often overlaps with crime in the nautical world, and we continue our expansion of relationships and exchange in the world of prevention and fight against crime. We […]

Cocaine worth $232m seized from yacht in Atlantic Ocean (With Kind permission of Marine Industry News)

Portuguese and Spanish authorities have seized 5.2 tons of cocaine from a sailboat and arrested three suspects, in Portugal’s largest drug bust in 15 years. Luis Neves, director of Portugal’s criminal investigation police, says the haul represents the largest amount of cocaine worth ever seized from a sailboat. According to AlArabiya, authorities discovered 183 cloth sacks […]

Orca whales catching a sailor

Frightnening adventure for a  sailor feeling himself in unreversable trouble, when a pod of orca whales attacked his boat. The 27 years old  was under attack more than two hours by several of these mammals reaching  25ft long and weighting  five tonnes each “As per the best horror novel at one point all became quiet […]

Couple killed in horror boat crash on Lake Garda ((With kind permission of Marine Industry News https://marineindustrynews.co.uk/)

Two German tourists from Munich are being investigated for alleged manslaughter and failure to provide assistance following a fatal boat crash on Italy’s Lake Garda on Sunday in which an Italian man and woman were killed. Italian state RaiNews24 TV said investigators were awaiting results of blood analyses to determine if the tourists had been drinking […]

Engines and boat thefts at rockbottom!

Engine and boat thefts at rock bottom     The four investigators from the competence center for boat crime Ba Den-Württemberg (KBK) at the Konstanz waterway police station, which is affiliated with the Göppingen Police Headquarters, reported the highest result for the recovery values ​​of stolen or misappropriated sports boats and outboard motors since the […]