The Libyan Navy spokesman, Brigadier General Ayoub Qasim, announced the arrival of the Italian maintenance ship Tremetti to the Tripoli Naval Base with a crew of fifty on Tuesday. The crew included six officers.

Qasim stated in a press conference that the Italian support to the naval forces and Coast Guard in development and increasing technical and combat capabilities come as part of agreements between Italy and Libya, adding that the Tremetti will begin work on the maintenance of Libyan naval vessels in accordance with the 2008 agreement on naval forces and the Coast Guard.