Venice Historical Regatta, the flagship “Bissona” – Veneto ready

VENICE – The “Bissona Serenissima”, flagship of the boats of the Municipality of Venice, is ready to open the water procession of the Historical Regatta, the appointment scheduled for Sunday 6 September. At the Arsenale of Venice, in the Galeazze canal, the presentation took place after the completion of the restoration and renovation of the boat, twenty meters long, with a keel bottom, moved by 18 rowers. The works, which began on January 27, ended on August 27, despite the interruption caused by Covid-19.

Made between 1956 and 1958 by the shipwright ‘Nino’ ​​Giuponi with oak, acacia, larch, pine, elm wood, decorated with sculptural elements and gilded wooden ornaments, the Bissona had long needed a recovery intervention that guaranteed its structural integrity and buoyancy, especially for the safety of the crew and guests.

After the restoration in 2008, when the boat was sunk and considered completely lost, the “Serenissima” had had only a few minor maintenance interventions in recent years and was used, for the time strictly necessary, only at the ceremonies of the “Sensa” ( the Ascension, for the Marriage of the sea of ​​Venice) and the Historica.

The restoration work began after obtaining the approval of the project from the Archaeological, Fine Arts and Landscape Superintendence for the Municipality of Venice and the Lagoon, as the Bissona has been recognized as a “movable asset of cultural interest”. The hull was refurbished by a shipyard specializing in historic boats, identified by the in-house company Insula Spa; the ornaments and wooden sculptures were instead handled by a restorer registered in the national register of the Mibact.


In Roatán they seize a boat that would have transported drugs from Belize

Roatan, Honduras.

After the location of a boat boat type in the community of Flowers Bay, agents of the Policeman They seized it to investigate who it belongs to and if it was used to transport drugs.

The action took place when police and naval officers arrived until a pier which leads to a house where a bar used to work, there they put the blue and white boat under custody, inside which they found several signs that indicate that it came with origin from Belize.

Boat review

They initially carried out inspection with a canine dog, the one who detected that narcotics moved. Next, a team of specialists from the Crime Scene Processing Unit thoroughly inspected the boat, finding three compartments or coves, which were located in the seats and in the front.

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Subsequently, the agents interviewed possible witnesses and the owner of the property where the boat was found in order to identify the suspects.

After coordinating with the Prosecutor’s Office of the insular area, they proceeded to transfer the boat to the facilities of the Naval Force, where it is guarded.


salute from the cable-stayed bridge, hovering above the water Assol and space suits

The brightest evening of the country’s graduates ended, which the guys were looking forward to this year. So, as always, the Scarlet Sails Festival 2020 became a beautiful chord of the All-Russian holiday. This year it was both traditional and completely unusual at the same time. We tell you what the Scarlet Sails 2020 surprised.

The main innovation of this year is the change of locationPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Well, firstly, the main innovation is the change of location. For several years in a row, a snow-white brig passes through the water area Not you along the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage and right under the Palace Bridge. This year, another, no less picturesque place was chosen, with very recognizable sights. Petersburg – stadium “Gazprom-Arena “, Lakhta-center and cable-stayed bridge ZSD.

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country. Photo: Artem KILKIN

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country.Photo: Artem KILKIN

The second innovation: live Petersburgers and visitors could not see all this beauty. And all because this year there are special requirements: because of the pandemic, access to the park is closed, it was also impossible to see from the water, since part of the Neva and the Gulf of Finland were blocked. GIMS boats and various services went around the water area and made sure that no one violated the ban. Law enforcement officers were also on duty on land: if they met people in a territory where there should not be anyone, they politely asked to leave the place and go home.

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast Photo: Artyom KILKIN

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast.Photo: Artem KILKIN

And at home, by the way, everyone would have considered it in the best possible way: there was a live broadcast of a concert and a pyrotechnic show on the Internet and on TV. By the way, on the screen you can see what on the shore would definitely not be accessible to the eye. And all because along the Neva and the Gulf of Finland there were several scenes at once and on each of them there was an action.

The main stage was next to the Gazprom Arena stadium, it was also very unusual – as if soaring in the air, and with it the stars acting on it. Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Александрова.

The hosts of the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Alexandrova Photo: Oleg GOLD

Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria AlexandrovaPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Timur Rodriguez, Vera performed their hits Brezhnev, RASA group, Dima Bilan and Surganova. And there were surprises in the form of a show of pirates and drummers, yes, it is worth noting separately what costumes the artists had – just space ones. Be sure to watch Bilan’s performance if you missed. And also a salute, well, the passage itself of a sailboat!

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworks. Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworksPhoto: Oleg GOLD

By the way, the pyrotechnic show lasted almost half an hour, hundreds of volleys were launched into the sky, the first cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was used. It was both a platform for light, and for launching a salute.

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of Finland Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of FinlandPhoto: Oleg GOLD

And at the end of the extravaganza, the romantic Assol soared above the water to meet her dream. By the way, this year the holiday was dedicated to the author of the fairy tale about Scarlet Sails Alexander Green – marks 140 years since his birthday.

If you missed the broadcast live, there is an opportunity to watch the best moments of the show.

Graduation Scarlet Sails in St. Petersburg ended with a grandiose salute.Alena CHICHIGINA


Four landings in a few hours in Lampedusa – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – LAMPEDUSA (AGRIGENTO), MAY 5 – Four landings in the
a few hours ride in Lampedusa. Between yesterday evening and this morning
over 150 migrants have landed directly on the island.

After the arrivals of two boats with 72 and 64 migrants are in fact
ten more refugees arrived on a small boat,
while a fourth is entering port right now. THE
migrants undergo checks for coronavirus in
tents set up by the Civil Protection on the Favaloro pier, in
waiting for it to be decided where they will be transferred. The hot spot
the island is in fact already full.