Libya seizes foreign tanker, trawler

Busy week for seizures off Libya.

Libya seizes foreign tanker, trawler

Tripoli – Libya seized a foreign oil tanker and trawler Wednesday off the country’s western coast and detained their crews for questioning in Tripoli, the navy and coastguard said.

“The Rex, a Tanzanian-flagged tanker registered in Zanzibar, was intercepted” loaded with a suspected illegal cargo of Libyan diesel, navy spokesman General Ayoub Kacem told AFP.

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