Italian coast guard boats carried out intensive search patrols since Monday evening, hoping to find an Algerian boat that disappeared since 18 hours on the coast of Sardinia, carrying 15 people.
According to local media, two of the boat’s passengers arrived at the shores of Saridinia, while 15 others were missing aboard the boat, adding that a fight occurred on the boat and two illegal immigrants threatened the rest with knives, which led to the occurrence of brawl and the boat stopped at sea before disappearing.
According to the same sources, the boat started last Thursday evening from the shores of Annaba (eastern Algeria), but the news of those illegal immigrants interrupted more than 18 hours to the writing of these lines, where the search patrols of the Coast Guards launched a search operation in the port of Cagliari after receiving a call for distress.
Facebook page “Harraqa.dz” also referred to the incident, noting that the disappearance of the boat was caused by a brawl in which white weapons were used by the illegal immigrants.
“Two illegal immigrants and one of their friends boarded on another boat that was not far away and threatened the rest with a knife so that they could not climb with them after the boat engine was damaged 60 kilometers from the land”.