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Crew members confined after one tested positive for coronavirus
One Calabrian crew member of the 'Messina' that shuttles between the Messina and Villa San Giovanni has been tested positive for coronavirus on March 26, 2020. The man had been in contact with his brother, who was also already positive on the test. 31 crew members have been confined at home for days. The last shift together was in the night of March 14, 2020. Soon after, the colleague began to experience the first symptoms. The confined crew members were asked to return on March 29.
Man who fell over board rescued with slight hypothermia
On May 15, 2018, at 12:13 a.m, the Port Authority of Messina received a request for assistance from the ""Messina" after a man had fallen into the sea from the ferry about 500 meters from the port entrance. From the ferry, a smoke bomb was thrown into the sea to allow rescuers not to lose sight of the person. An MOB was dropped from the ship and was joined by the SAR boats "CP 852" and "G.C.A 82" that were launched a few minutes afte rthe alert. The SAR patrol boat a few minutes later located the man near the smoke bomb. He immediately recovered and transported to the port where he was awaited by medical staff. He had only suffered a slight hypothermia and was transported to the Piedmont hospital for appropriate care. It was a 19-year-old boy belonging to a school that was on a trip to eastern Sicily.News schreiben