Libya: Italian trawler machine-gunned, captain hurt

Libyan navy says only fired warning shots

07 May, 13:01

    (ANSAmed) - PALERMO, MAY 7 - A trawler from the Mazara del Vallo fishing fleet in Sicily was machine-gunned by a Libyan motorboat Thursday and its captain wounded, the captain's son told ANSA.

    He said he did not yet know the condition of his father, Giuseppe Giacalone.

    The Aliseo trawler was fishing off Benghazi.

    The Libyan Navy, which controls the coast guard, denied firing on Italian trawlers and said it had fired warning shots into the air against vessels which had allegedly trespassed into Libyan waters. (ANSAmed).

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