Another fifteen days and the sad odyssey of the commander who died from Covid on an Italian ship that no foreign port has wanted to host will be over. The Farnesina has in fact communicated to the victim’s wife that the owner of the Italia Marittima company of Trieste, has decided to return the freighter “Ital Libera” to Italy with the coffin of Captain Angelo Andrea Capurro, who died on 13 April while sailing in the ‘Indian Ocean and forced to remain at sea for almost a month and a half.
Just today, May 26, Commander Capurro would have turned 62 years old. The news was spread by the lawyer Raffaella Lorgna who, together with her colleague Lucia Barbieri, represents the commander’s family. Capurro, a Ligurian from La Spezia, on April 1 had boarded in Durban in South Africa after a terrifying journey by plane that lasted days first to Doha in the Persian Gulf, then to Johannesburg and finally to Durban.
Finally, boarding with a route to Singapore when he had probably already contracted Covid-19 and had the first symptoms even if the tests had not shown it. The family says that the commander before embarking had manifested some symptoms perhaps of Covid but a test, perhaps too hasty, had given negative results. During the voyage he had felt ill but there were no doctors on board. The lawyer Raffaella Lorgna had filed a complaint with the La Spezia public prosecutor’s office, hypothesising the crime of failure to rescue.
May 26, 2021 (change May 26, 2021 | 18:42)
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