The UN Security Council has renewed the authorization for member states to inspect ships on the high seas off the coast of Libya. 

The authorization is related to the arms embargo imposed on Libya. The renewal extends the measures designed to implement the arms embargo for another year. 

However, Russia and China along with four other members of the Security Council abstained during the voting process.

The current authorization is set to expire on June 2, giving member states acting at the national level or through regional organizations the right to inspect ships if they have reasonable grounds to believe they are violating the arms embargo on Libya.