Russian vessel seized in Libyan waters
March 08, 2017 - 11:59
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.
The vessel and the crewmembers were handed over to Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force for investigation.