- Title: CROATIA : CROATIAN PATROL FIRES ON AN ITALIAN VESSEL SAID TO BE FISHING ILLEGALLY
- Date: 23rd March 1995
- Summary: SIBENIK, CROATIA (MARCH 23, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. SV HARBOURSIDE/ CROATIAN FLAG/ CROATIAN POLICE AT SCENE. (4 SHOTS) 0.17 2. SV MARISELLA 1 IN PORT 0.23 3. SV VARIOUS OF AROUND 70 GUNSHOT HOLES IN BOAT 0.27 4. SV VIEWS OF BOAT (4 SHOTS) 0.42 5. CU LIFE BELT WITH NAME OF BOAT 0.47 6. SV CAPTAIN EZIO BASTIANELLI BEING CARRIED OUT OF SIBENIK HOSPITAL 0.54 7. SV CAPTAIN PUT INTO AMBULANCE TAKING HIM TO ZAGREB 1.19 8. SV AMBULANCE DRIVES OFF. 1.28 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 7th April 1995 13:00
- Location: SIBENIK, CROATIA
- Country: Croatia
- Reuters ID: LVACY3HUEH3JT1R886J9W0Q4Q90H
- Story Text: A Croatian patrol boat fired on an Italian vessel alleged to have been fishing illegally in the Adriatic on Thursday (March 23), seriously wounding the captain.
The boat was intercepted while apparently trawling some 3.5 miles inside Croatian territorial waters off the port of Sibenik early on Thursday.
The Croatian patrol boat fired several warning shots and a flare, but the Italian vessel Marisella I refused to stop, officials said.
Police opened fire on the boat, wounding Captain Ezio Bastianelli in his right shoulder and jaw. The Marisella was later escorted to the port of Sibenik and the captain evacuated to Sibenik Hospital where he received emergency treatment before being transported to Zagreb.
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