Italian Navy has control of fishing boat

Libyans tried to impound vessel with a tug - military

17 April, 13:02

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, APRIL 17 - The Italian Defence chief of staff said Friday that Navy personnel have boarded and taken control of an Italian fishing boat that Libyans tried to seize overnight. The attempt to impound the boat was carried out with a tug, "presumably belonging to Libyan security forces," the department said. It said the incident took place some 90 kilometres northwest of Misrata. The boat, the Mazara del Vallo-based Airone, reportedly had seven sailors aboard, three Italians from Sicily and four Tunisians.(ANSAmed).

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