Libyan Navy refutes German NGO claims of threatening its vessel

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Libyan Navy refutes German NGO claims of threatening its vessel

October 27, 2019 - 11:31
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The Libyan Navy has denied threatening any vessels belonging to European organizations, concerned with rescue operations in the Mediterranean, refuting the statements made by German NGO Sea-Eye that Libyan security forces fired warning shots at Alan Kurdi vessel while rescuing migrants on Saturday.

The Libyan Navy has said in a statement that its patrol boats did not intercept or threaten any NGO vessels, stressing that it will not cede in any way its sovereign rights which it exercises within its territorial waters.

At the same time, it called on international organizations to abide by the memorandum of conduct on working in Libyan waters, in a way that achieves saving lives and secures the rights of all cooperating parties.