June 13, 1991 |
Two Albanians were killed by gunfire and four were wounded aboard a fishing boat filled with refugees that reached Italy, port officials in Otranto, Italy, said. They quoted Albanians aboard the Delvina as saying Albanian coastal patrols fired on the boat shortly after it left for Italy. The Delvina, carrying about 30 refugees, was part of an armada of 50 fishing boats trying to make the 35-mile run across the Adriatic Sea to Italy.
August 15, 1991 |
Italy has relented and allowed the last 1,000 of about 18,000 Albanian "boat people" to stay in the country while their cases are examined, officials said. Several hundred Albanians who had refused to leave a pier and a soccer stadium in the Adriatic port city of Bari were being transferred to cities around Italy. The decision marked the end of Italy's latest drama involving thousands of Albanians crossing the Adriatic Sea seeking jobs.
April 11, 1989
Two Turkish merchant ships collided in thick fog in the Adriatic Sea, sinking one of the vessels and leaving 14 sailors missing and believed dead, Italian port officials said. Ubaldo Scarpati, head of the port authority in Manfredonia, in southern Italy, said the 1,700-ton Deval and the 1,713-ton Selin, both based in Istanbul, Turkey, collided off the Yugoslav island of Palagruza. The island is about halfway between Italy and Yugoslavia. The missing crew members were all from the Deval, which sank almost immediately after the collision.
April 29, 1994 |
A U.S. pilot on a NATO mission to monitor and enforce a ban on military flights over Bosnia-Herzegovina was killed Thursday when his jet crashed shortly after takeoff from an aircraft carrier in the Adriatic Sea, officials said. The FA-18 jet left the Saratoga and plunged into the sea, the U.S. 6th Fleet said in a statement from Gaeta, Italy. The pilot's body was recovered, but his name was withheld, the fleet said. The incident will be investigated, it said.
August 24, 1986
I can't wait to read your section of the Sunday Times, so buy my paper on Saturday. I just returned from Dubrovnik, my shining city, and the 57th annual festival, and you can imagine my delight at discovering the feature by Sharon Dirlam. I lived in an exquisite museum-piece gem of a house built around 1637. My bedroom overlooked an exquisite garden, beyond which was a low Roman wall, and beyond that the cobalt Adriatic Sea. All this plus breakfast for $10 a day! My suave, debonair bachelor host was Maro Bijelic, Donji Kono 9, 5000 Dubrovnik.
March 31, 1997 |
Survivors from a capsized Albanian refugee boat say an Italian warship purposely rammed their craft, killing at least four people, Albania's ambassador to Italy said Sunday. Albania's foreign minister called for an international inquiry into Friday's collision. "The Italian forces have acted arbitrarily, when they could have used many other methods to stop the boat," Foreign Minister Arjan Starova said.