The fishing boat Aliseo returns to Sicily “The Libyans fired 100 shots at us”


“I will never go back to sea, at the cost of burning my work book, my family is destroyed. By now I am tired. Giuseppe Giacalone fisherman is dead”. Yesterday, at 7.30, the fishing boat Aliseo returned to Mazara del Vallo, escorted by a Coast Guard patrol boat. On board, with a bandage on his head and his shirt stained with blood, the captain of the boat, Giuseppe Giacalone, wounded Thursday in the attack by a Libyan coast guard patrol boat. To welcome the boat the mayor Salvatore Quinci, the bishop Domenico Mogavero and the regional councilor for fishing Toni Scilla. But there were also the Carabinieri of the Scientific of the Provincial Command of Trapani, who carried out the surveys of the holes in glass and metal sheets caused by gunshots. “More than 100 were fired by the Libyan military – said the commander – while we were sailing north-east to reach Greece and a Navy helicopter flew overhead. The machine gun shots shattered the windows, they punctured the plates and a bullet grazed my forehead “.

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