Libyan Coastguard

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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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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SHIP ARREST –  Rescue Vessel OPEN ARMS at Pozzallo, Sicily – 19.03.2018. Prosecutors in Catania have seized the rescue vessel OPEN ARMS operated by the Spanish NGO ProActiva Open Arms engaged in migrant search and rescue operations in the central Mediterranean. The vessel is currently berthed at Pozzallo after she disembarked 218 migrants on Saturday …

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GOLFO AZZURRO – Threatened by Libyan Coastguard – 15.08.2017 Mediterranean, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The Libyan coastguard intercepted a humanitarian rescue ship in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, ordering it to sail to Tripoli or risk being targeted, a Reuters photographer aboard said. The vessel operated by the Spanish Humanitarian Organisation Proactiva Open Arms was repeatedly …

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