Lampedusa: Tunisian fishing boat with clandestine nets, two sailors escape but get caught

The Italian Guardia di Finanza has seized illegal fishing nets from a Tunisian fishing boat (Halima) and escorted it to the port of Lampedusa. Two individuals on board the boat managed to escape. However, they were later spotted near a sports field by the Guardia di Finanza. They were taken to the island’s hotspot and claimed to have set sail from Monastir on Monday afternoon for a fishing trip. Meanwhile, the fishing boat has left the port to return to Monastir. During the night, 77 Tunisians (including 5 women and 9 minors) arrived, stating that they had paid two thousand dinars each to sail from Sfax. Another 46 individuals (including 4 women and 1 minor) were spotted by the Carabinieri in Cala Madonna. They claimed to have paid three thousand Tunisian dinars each to sail from Sfax on a 7-meter metal boat, which has not yet been found by the military. On board were people from Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Mali, Senegal, Guinea, and Sudan.

Lampedusa, peschereccio tunisino con reti clandestine: due marinai scappano ma vengono ripresi

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