Bulgarian on Board of Hijacked Libyan Tanker

Diplomacy | March 18, 2011, Friday // 11:34|  views

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Georgi Luizov, a Bulgarian sailor, is on board of the Anouar Ifrikia oil tanker which was seized by Libyan rebels, the bTV private channel reported.

On Wednesday, Libyan authorities acknowledged that "Al-Qaeda terrorists " have taken control over a state-owned oil tanker and forced it to dock in the eastern port of Tobruk.

"The rebels forced the crew to head for Al-Hrika port in Tobruk under the threat of arms," a source at the National Oil Corporation said, as cited by Angola press. The vessel is owned by one of Muammar Gaddafi's sons, Hanibaal. It is carrying 2,800 tonnes of fuel and was on its way from Greece to western Libya when it was hijacked off the coast of Derna, according to the same source.

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Tags: Muammar Gaddafi, Libya, rebels, oil tanker, anouar ifrikia, sailo, georgi luizov


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