Vessel seized off Libya

Third vessel seizure since February.

Russian vessel seized in Libyan waters

Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Libyan Coast Guard, Zawiya Squad, intercepted on Sunday a Russian vessel in the territorial waters off the country’s western coast.

The vessel, MERLE, was sailing to Zuwara Port to load scrap metal to Turkey, a booming illegal trade in Libya. 7 crewmembers from Russia were arrested on board the vessel without entry permission from Libyan authroites.

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