Libya forces tanker to divert
Threat to bomb vessel.
Libya forces tanker away from supplying rival government
(Reuters) – Libya’s recognized government said it forced a tanker from delivering fuel to its rival administration, diverting the vessel to its own territory by threatening an air attack on it.
The tanker Anwaar Afriqya was approaching the port of Misrata, but diverted to Tobruk, a port official at the latter said on Monday.
“Our planes are forcing an oil tanker to sail to Tobruk after it had been on the way first to Misrata,” Saqer al-Joroushi, air force commander for recognized Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, told state news agency Lana.
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