Libyan Navy Seizes Oil Tanker

By John Lee.

The Libyan navy has reportedly seized an oil tanker on Sunday near the country’s maritime border with Tunisia.

The Liberian-flagged tanker was detained along with its 20-member Filipino crew off Abu Kamash, 170 kilometers (110 miles) west of Tripoli, on suspicion of fuel smuggling.

According to Libya Herald, the tanker is the Levante, operated by Athens-based Evalend Shipping Tankers.

It was allegedly carrying six million liters (1.5 million gallons) of contraband fuel.

(Sources: AFP, Libya Herald)

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