The Libyan Coast Guard has expressed its condemnation of any actions which violate local and international standards and regulations, stressing that it intends to take all legal measures against those found to have violated the legislation and laws presently in force.

In a statement, the Coast Guard stated that its condemnation comes following a review of a video which was published in various international media, showing a patrol boat of the Coast Guard in the process of chasing an illegal immigration boat, carrying migrants on board, however their behaviour clearly endangered the lives of the migrants on board.

The Coast Guard confirmed its continuance of carrying out its duties and tasks, which are to save lives at sea and to protect the Libyan coast, in accordance with humanitarian laws and regulations recognized both locally and internationally.