Libyan Navy seizes oil tanker with over a million liters of diesel on board

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Libyan Navy seizes oil tanker with over a million liters of diesel on board

August 31, 2017 - 15:00
Written by: HousamNajjair

The Libyan Coast Guard seized an oil tanker on Wednesday that was attempting to smuggle fuel off the western coast of the country.

Navy spokesman, Ayoub Qasim, stated that the tanker, which was carrying the Tanzanian flag, was loaded with 1,160,000 litres of diesel fuel and its crew consisted of 5 Turks, 3 Georgians and 2 Indians.

He added that the Navy also managed to capture a Maltese fishing trawler attempting to fish in Libyan territorial waters without a license.