In the port of Libya for attempting to smuggle detained a tanker with a Russian flag. Official comments about the incident from the Libyan government and the Russian foreign Ministry has not yet been reported.
In the Libyan port of Zwara for attempting to smuggle oil detained a Russian tanker, tells Reuters referring to the statement unrecognized Islamist government in Tripoli. It is known that the vessel was going under the flag of Russia. On Board the seized tanker were 11 crew members.
Official statements about the incident from a recognized government of Libya and the Russian foreign Ministry has not yet been reported. Later it became known also that among Russian sailors is of the fairer sex, informs "Russian news service" referring to the information expert of the edition "the Sea Bulletin" Mikhail Voitenko.
According to the interlocutor of the radio station, the ship "Mechanic Chebotarev" was illegally detained, as it was in international waters is 14 miles from the port of Zuara. At the moment the ship docked in Tripoli. It is known that the tanker operator company "Rechartering" followed from Astrakhan to Malta. The last port of call was Istanbul.
At the moment Libya is actually divided into 2 spheres of influence. On the one hand, there is the official government recognized by other States, and with another - informal in the face of the rebels are Islamists. The conflicting parties are fighting for oil.
sections: World News, Accidents, Accidents