Transport Malta issues Libya warning to sailors

Calls for increased vigilance. 

No need for alarm, after Transport Malta issues Libya warning to sailors

Transport Malta message urges vessels navigating beyond 50 nautical miles south of Malta to be on the alert, as armed vessels could pose a risk.

A security message has been issued by the Maltese maritime authorities warning mariners of dangerous “armed vessels” roaming south of the island.

The message – not intended to alarm sailors and fishermen but to increase vigilance – was issued by Transport Malta on the back of reports that smugglers had fired warning shots at an Italian tug boat last week.

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