The Last Docking


In ports all over the world, alongside cargo and tourist ships, there are also vessels that have not been operated for months, if not for years. These abandoned ships are left moored to rust by their shipowners, often never to be recovered, because of financial distress, security issues or seizure.

The problem is that in most cases the whole crew is still on board. These seafarers, who were recruited months before with a valid employment contract, suddenly find themselves thousands of kilometres from home, without food, water and, ever worse, pay cheque. This TV report was made by Emiliano Pappacena and Anna Maria Selini in collaboration with Antonio Demma.

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Emiliano Pappacena

Emiliano Pappacena

Emiliano Pappacena was born in Latina (Lazio region) in 1979. He graduated in sociology and in 1999 he started out in the publishing business as founder and editor of the...

Renato Chiocca

Renato Chiocca

He was born in Rieti (Lazio region) to a Neapolitan family. Renato Chiocca graduated in Communication Science and attended the introductory seminar on direction at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia...

Enzo Paulinich

Enzo Paulinich

Enzo Paulinich was born in Rovigo (Veneto region) to an Istrian father and a Tuscan mother. The new-born baby arrived in Latina (Lazio region) with his swaddling-bands still damp because...

Anna Maria Selini

Anna Maria Selini

Anna Maria Selini is a professional journalist, freelancer and video reporter. She has contributed, inter alia, to Rai News, Current TV, Repubblica.it, PeaceReporter, L'Unità, etc.

Vincenzo Notaro

Vincenzo Notaro

Vincenzo Notaro was born on 11 March 1979 in Naples, where he spent his childhood as a scugnizzo (Neapolitan urchin). In the mid-90s he moved to Latina (Lazio region), where...

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