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Libya seizes Lebanese ship for illegal entry

Members of Libya's coastguard undergo a rescue exercise during training provided by the European Union, in Tripoli November 13, 2013 (LIBYA-COASTGUARD/ REUTERS/European Union Press Office)

BEIRUT: Libyan authorities seized a Lebanese ship Tuesday night for illegally entering the territorial waters of the North African country, the Libyan News Agency reported Wednesday.

The spokesperson for the Libyan Navy told LNA the Lebanese ship named "Iskandra" was seized and brought in to the Tabraq naval base for investigation.

Col. Ayyoub Qassem also said that four Syrians, five Moroccans and an Indian were on board the ship which also raised the flag of Togo.

Members of the ship are being interrogated to uncover the reasons behind the arrival of the Lebanese ship into Libyan territorial waters, LNA said.

 

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