He has just entered the port of Mazara del Vallo, escorted by a patrol boat of the Coast Guard, the fishing boat “Aliseo”, with seven crewmen including the commander Giuseppe Giacalone, who was slightly injured by gunshots fired by a Libyan military patrol boat. The assault took place two days ago north of the coast of Tripoli, in international waters even if within the Libyan fisheries protection zone. The Carabinieri will carry out the surveys on board the fishing boat reached by the gunshots of the Libyans.
“This story shows that there is a piece of the Libyan Guard that does not respond to the government. We ask the Italian government to do a great deal of diplomacy so that our navy in the Mediterranean has the right security.” The mayor of Mazara del Vallo said this. Salvatore Quinci, who welcomed the return of the fishing boat Aliseo machine gunned two days ago north of Tripoli by a Libyan patrol boat. The mayor will go to Rome next Tuesday to meet the Minister of Defense Lorenzo Guerini and that of the Interior Luciana Lamorgese for an examination of the situation of the Mazara navy which calls for greater protection in fishing activity off the North African coast by our authorities