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NGOs challenge French donation to Libyan Coast Guard

Amnesty challenges French government’s ‘reckless’ donation to Libyan Coast Guard Eight NGOs have legally challenged the French government’s decision to donate six boats to the Libyan Navy, which includes the Libyan Coast Guard. Amnesty International is one of eight NGOs demanding that delivery of the boats is suspended, believing they would be used to intercept refugees and migrants […]

Coast Guard Sinks Oil Tanker

By John Lee. The Libyan coastguard reportly shelled and sank an oil tanker near the Tunisian border on Friday. According to a report from Maritime Executive, the Comoros-flagged Goeast was loading fuel from an offshore loading pipeline off Abu Kammash when the coast guard approached and attempted to contact it to prepare for boarding and inspection; […]

New Training for Libyan Coastguard and Navy in Italy

A group of Libyan Coastguard and Navy personnel, selected to attend new training modules organised as part of the EU naval force in the Mediterranean, recently arrived at the Italian Navy Petty Officer Academy in Taranto. The competent Libyan authorities have provided EUNAVFOR Med with a total of 87 candidates (Officers and Petty Officers) for […]

Italy Strengthens Cooperation with Libya amid Human Rights Concerns

Italy further strengthens cooperation with Libya amid human rights concerns The Italian Ministry of Interior published statistics this week showing that arrivals from Libya have dramatically decreased over the summer. Italy has taken further steps to enhance cooperation with Libya on migration control. Latest data published by the Italian Ministry of Interior this week show […]

Italy offers to Train Libyan Coastguard

By Jobn Lee. Italy has reportedly offered to train 1,000 members of the Libyan coast guard this year ons “anti illegal emigration service“, “criminal investigations”, and “theoretical and practical instruction” for motorboat crews. According to ANSAMed, the offer was made during the meeting of the joint Italy-Libya committee on the fight against human trafficking. Italy […]

UK sends £9m to Libya to Boost Security

The UK government has said it is stepping up efforts to deal with threats posed to the UK from Libya, as the Foreign Secretary makes his second visit to the country in less than 6 months. The Foreign Secretary has been in Tripoli today where he met with the Libyan Prime Minister, Fayyez Al-Serraj, to […]

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, […]

NGOs Suspend Migrant Rescue off Libya

By John Lee. Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF) has decided to temporarily suspend the search and rescue activity of its ship, Prudence, off the coast of Libya. The MSF medical support team will still assist the rescue capacity of the SOS Méditerranée-run boat Aquarius, which is currently patrolling in international waters. Brice de […]