Italy’s finance police arrested two ferries and seized a sum exceeding EUR 64 million from the ferry company Delcomar.
The Franco-Del-Giudice-controlled company is active on the short sea routes surrounding the islands of Sardinia.
Two vessels are deployed on the routes Carloforte-Portovesme and Carloforte-Calasetta.
A public service contract was awarded in 2016 for up to nine years, for more than EUR 100 million.
Prosecutors from the “Procura della Repubblica” of Cagliari stated that the company does not respect the requested standards reported in the public procedure for the maritime continuity .
Some of the contested factors are linked with the speed, the equipment and the safety standard of the vessels.