The Italian Coast Guard (ITCG - Corpo delle Capitanerie di Porto - Guardia Costiera) is the National Maritime Authority, an administrative, governmental and policing body, with a military status. The ITCG functionally mainly depends on Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport - the National Maritime Administration - which ensures the relevant budget. The ITCG carries out tasks and duties on behalf of different Ministries and other national Authorities. This makes the Italian Coast Guard the reference point both for the sea users and for sea-related activities.
The ITCG specialised training centres:
Genova: Specialised training center "C.A. (CP) Antonio De Rubertis" on maritime Safety and Security
Livorno: Specialised training center "M.A.V.M. Capitano di porto Bruno Gregoretti" on environmental, fisheries and ITCG functions
Messina: Specialised training center VTMIS of Messina on VTS, SAR, Operational activities