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Turkish Oil Tanker Seized in Libya, 11 Crew Members Held Captive

© AFP 2023 / MAHMUD TURKIAAn oil tanker arrives, escorted by Libyan coastguard, at Tripoli’s maritime base (File)
An oil tanker arrives, escorted by Libyan coastguard, at Tripoli’s maritime base (File) - Sputnik International
An oil tanker sailing under the Turkish flag has been seized in Libya, 11 crew members are held captive, the Deniz Haber Ajansi news agency reported Thursday.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Haci Telli tanker left the Turkish port of Tuzla for Malta's Valletta on February 11. On February 24, the vessel arrived at the Libyan port of Zuwarah, and six armed people boarded it as security guards in a standard procedure. However, soon the armed people said they were detaining the ship. Part of the crew, 11 people, were captured and are held at a ship two nautical miles from the port.

According to the agency, the tenant of the ship owes the Libyan port about $433,000 for earlier bought oil. The people who seized the tanker say they will hold the crew and later sell the vessel if the required sum is not paid to them. The tenant has presumably paid more than half of the sum.

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