Migrant rescue spat

Incident occurred about 30 km north of the Libyan coast.

Libya Coastguard NGO vessel in altercation

Libya’s coastguard intercepted nearly 500 migrants on a wooden boat and returned them to Tripoli after warning off a ship preparing to pick them up for passage to Europe.

Footage filmed by Sea-Watch, a non-governmental organisation, showed a Libyan coastguard vessel coming within metres of its own ship as it sped to stop the migrants.

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Source: http://www.defenceweb.co.za/

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