How Libyan navy warned off suspected supertanker – Saudi Gazette

TRIPOLI – Dramatic footage has emerged of a 20-meter Libyan navy patrol boat apparently forcing a 340-metre supertanker to change course away from Sidra, where it was thought it would take on an unauthorised shipment of crude oil.

A week ago, Prime Minister Ali Zidan warned that any suspect vessel entering Libyan waters would be fired on without warning.

At one point in the clip published on the Libyan navy’s Facebook page, someone aboard the patrol boat Janzour is seen aiming an RPG toward the port bow of the Liberian-flagged A Whale, as the naval captain is heard calling on the tanker to change course. The weapon, held by a man on the patrol boat’s unsteady foredeck, was not fired however because there appeared to be a problem with the trigger mechanism.

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via Saudi Gazette – How Libyan navy warned off suspected supertanker.

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