Siremar – Caronte to shut down maritime continuity with some islands in Sicily from September 30th

By 1 September 20232023 Newsletter week 35
September 1, 2023

Due to the legal dispute ongoing with the Sicilian Region on the maritime continuity and the seizure of three ferries from the Court of Messina, Siremar – Caronte & Tourist Isole Minori announced that will stop serving the maritime link to and from Aeolian, Egadi and Ustica islands as from next September 30th.

One of the consequences of this decision is that 71 seafarers will be axed but the company said that it has no other options.

In order to face this situation, the Sicilian Region last week anticipated that it will look for other ferry operators to cover some subsidized maritime links with the small islands surrounding Sicily proceeding through a direct call to the remaining Italian ferry players.