Libyan Coast Guard

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – Libyan Coast Guard threatens NGO Seawatch aircraft – 26.10.2022

On Wednesday 26th October, 2022 the Libyan coastguard vessel 658 FEZZAN threatened to shoot down an aircraft belonging to an NGO in international waters and Malta has no jurisdiction on the area where the incident happened. On Thursday, Sea-Watch shared footage showing the Libyan Coast Guard radio officer saying “get away from Libyan territory otherwise …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – 86 souls rescued by German Sailing Yacht NADIR – 16.06.2021

Currently at the Grand Harbour, under COVID-19 Quarantine there is the 18 metre long German sailing yacht NADIR anchored in Bighi. She entered Grand Harbour on Friday 18th June at 1736 hrs and proceeded to Bighi Bay on anchors as instructed by Valletta VTS after she dropped anchors close to the Tank Cleaning Farm ( …

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Naval News – Italian Forces intervenes in International Waters after Libyan Coast Guard fires warning shots to Italian MFV’s – 06.05.2021

Warning shots were fired at the Mazara Del Vallo based stern trawlers ALISEO and ARTEMIDE in international waters, off Misurata, Libya by a Libyan Coast Guard patrol vessel on Monday 6th May, 2021 with the commander of one of the trawlers was injured, the Italian media reported. The Italian Navy (Marina Militare) Maestrale Class Frigate ITS …

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Fishing – Italian stern trawlers ANTARTIDE and MEDINEA released from Libya – 17.12.2020

On Thursday 17th December, 2020 the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte together with Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio visited LNA General Commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar including visit to the Libya National Army Headquaters in Ar Rajmah , East of Libya which is located 27 km east of Benghazi. One of the most important issues …

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Coast Guard – Tanker CAPTAIN KHAYYAM intercepted by the Libyan Coast Guard – 12.02.2016

Late night of Friday 12th February, 2016 the Libyan Coast Guard intercepted the 1975 built bunkering tanker CAPTAIN KHAYYAM on suspicion of illegally entering Libyan waters in an attempt to smuggle diesel fuel. She was stopped 25 nautical miles off Zuara from where she loaded 1,600 tons of gasoline. Built in Bulgaria by Rousse Shipyard …

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AFM – 76 Migrants brought to Malta by P 62 – 22.11.2019

On Friday 22nd November, 2019 – The Offshore Patrol Vessel P 62 with 76 migrants onboard, including two toddlers under the age of five years old disembarked at Haywharf Base around 1115 hrs. On Twitter, the humanitarian NGO Alarm Phone said that on Thursday they were alerted that a boat fleeing Libya was in distress, …

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Fishing – Italian MFV TRAMONTANA released after seizure by Libyan Coast Guard – 24.07.2019

The Italian fishing stern trawler vessel TRAMONTANA that was seized by the Libyan Coast Guard on 22nd July in the Gulf of Sidra, around 50 nautical miles off the Libyan coast reportedly, catching shrimp was released on Wednesday 24th July. Libya considers a 50 mile zone as her exclusive economic zone, claim strongly opposed by …

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ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION – NUESTRA MADRE LORETO ignores Spanish Government – 01.12.2018

NUESTRA MADRE LORETO, the Spanish Fishing Vessel with 11 rescued immigrants onboard is heading to Spain after spending 10 days blocked in the Mediterranean as reported on Twitter Oscar Camps, Founder of Proactiva Open Arms NGO. Hours earlier,Libya had accepted through diplomatic channels to take care of the migrants and from the Spanish Government this had …

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Naval News – Italian Navy Ship ITS CAPRERA involved in smuggling cigarettes

An Italian naval vessel was used to smuggle crates of cigarettes while returning from a mission to stop migrants from travelling from Libya to Europe, the navy confirmed on Wednesday September 19th 2018 after revelations in the press. The Gorgona Class Transport Ship (named as Moto Trasporto Costiero – MTC)  ITS CAPRERA A 5349  had aboard …

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Local Shipping – Tugboat CMS SEALION

45 years on since she was built and still sailing 🙂 Built in 1973 by Richards (Shipbuilders) Ltd, Crownworks, Lowestoft, UK (Yard no 515) as RALPH CROSS for Tees Towing Co, Middlesbrough, UK as a Kort Nozzle single screw tug and a bollard pull of 40 tons In June 1989 she was sold to Tug …

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