history hand down us a war event, which, not only the Amalphitain ships, but also
Genua and Pisa ones (other Mariner Republic) partecipated, all together. the Alliance
among these Republic had an exact purpose: destroy a common danger.
had to destroy a pirate's den, which infested the South Mediterranean Sea, giving
many damagesto the merchant navigation; the base was discovered near the town of
Al-Mahdiyah, long the north african coast.
Amalphitain navy was commanded by the rich amalphitain merchant
Pantaleone de Comite Maurone, ypathos (consul)
of the Easter Empire.
July and August 1087 the alley fleet landed troops on the African coast and,
thanks to the courage and the shrewdness of the Amalphitain Pantalenone, who knew
the arabic town of Al-Mahdivah, the pirate's den was destroyed.