Technicians give go ahead to cruise ships in Venice, but even Costa will go to Trieste

Workers are alarmed. UNESCO and the M5S investigation loom 7 August 2020 VENEZIA This time the start could be in a few hours. The scientific technical committee, after a long meeting with the Minister of Infrastructure Paola Del Micheli, on Wednesday “boiled down” the sanitary protocol with required measures for safely boarding cruise ships. It’s … More Technicians give go ahead to cruise ships in Venice, but even Costa will go to Trieste

MSC Opera crash in Venice –report cites violations on cruise ship as cause

Over 300 pages to explain the reasons for the collision that happened in June 2019 against a riverboat and dock: equipment failure, excessive speed and negligent conduct are behind the avoided tragedy. By Eugenio Pendolini 30 June 2020 VENEZIA. “Once informed that the helmsman’s console was off, the captain should have immediately ordered the helmsman … More MSC Opera crash in Venice –report cites violations on cruise ship as cause

A mega-banner against cruise ships, tourism monoculture and pollution

Saturday in Venice several groups banded together in favor of “a different model for the city” 13 June 2020 Today, Saturday 13 June, the No Grandi Navi group was back on the scene at Zattere, this time with an “extended family” which has also embraced the subjects of housing, the proposed incinerator at Fusina, and … More A mega-banner against cruise ships, tourism monoculture and pollution

Two projects to revive yacht and cruise ship traffic in Venice

VTP plans on investing 11.8 million on five docks in the historic city to accommodate high end craft, and another 66 million to open passage on the Vittorio Emanuele canal to cruise ships. [Ed. Note: some weeks ago we published a story about how the plan to excavate the canale Vittorio Emanuele III to open … More Two projects to revive yacht and cruise ship traffic in Venice

Vittorio Emanuele sludge: conflict between VTP and Port goes to court

The company that manages the cruise ship terminal wants to excavate the floor of the Vittorio Emanuele canal to measure the toxicity of the sludge – with a view to a possible alternate route to San Marco By Enrico Tantucci 1 May 2020 Excavation of the sludge from the Vittorio Emanuele canal: it will be … More Vittorio Emanuele sludge: conflict between VTP and Port goes to court

On grandi navi the PD is back in charge. And Delrio’s preferred idea comes back.

With the new Minister De Micheli the Marghera solution is now the most favored. Toninelli’s projects will stop. 5 September 2019 By Alberto Vitucci VENEZIA. Some rise and some fall in the new balances in the giallorosso government. For Venice and the Veneto one of the most important changes is the new leader of the … More On grandi navi the PD is back in charge. And Delrio’s preferred idea comes back.

Toninelli’s plan for Grandi Navi: “a mockery” says No Grandi Navi

[What follows is a brief news story about Minster Toninelli’s announcement about the Grandi Navi, followed by a story covering No Grandi Navi’s response – Ed.] A third of the Grandi Navi away from Venice within a year Toninelli speaks: three docks spread out for passages of the skyscrapers of the seas: one at Marghera, … More Toninelli’s plan for Grandi Navi: “a mockery” says No Grandi Navi

Cruise Ship Costa Deliziosa comes close to the bank and docked boats in the lagoon, in the middle of a storm: Video

The video of the passage of the ship along the canal, in the lagoon, despite the strong storm has stirred criticism and controversy. A vaporetto stopped between the gusts of wind while the giant ship passed close by, having difficulty in maneuvering, sounding its siren. https://media.gedidigital.it/repubblicatv/file/2019/07/07/650257/650257-video-rrtv-650-07072019_veneziavideorep.mp4 The cruise ship Costa Deliziosa crossed the canal despite … More Cruise Ship Costa Deliziosa comes close to the bank and docked boats in the lagoon, in the middle of a storm: Video

June 2, day of the cruise ships. A point of no return

It’s worked out ok twice – last Sunday June 2 and July 25 1989, after the Pink Floyd concert on Redentore – let’s not wait for the third time. But nothing can change without reckoning with the economic and environmental costs of the “tourism only” model of development. By Mario Santi 6 June 2019 Two … More June 2, day of the cruise ships. A point of no return