Tunisian and Egyptian ships fishing illegally were seized north
west of Zawya city.
Friday , 12- 02- 2016 - 19:24:00
Tripoli, 12.02.2016 - Lana - The navy chief of staff spokesman colonel "Ayub Qasim" confirmed seizing a one Egyptian ship and two Tunisian ships and a boat , that were fishing illegally in the Libyan territorial waters , north west of Zawya city. Colonel Qasim told - Lana - that while the coastal guards in the western section , on Thursday , were patrolling the coast , had discovered number of ships and fishing boats in the north west of Zawya. As the coastal guars neared , some of them fled , but managed in seizing three fishing ships and a small boat inside the Libyan territorial waters illegally , Qasim added. Qasim said , that 37 Tunisian and 16 Egyptian fishermen were detained , and being investigated , after docking the ships to Zawya refinery port. =Lana=