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Tanker on fire after jets attack, Libya

May 25, 2015 at 02:31 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Libya Herald reported on May 24, that the jets of Libya National Army (LNA) attacked product tanker Anwaar Afriqya, docked in Sirte, Libya, in the afternoon May 24. According to news, tanker was put on fire, one crew and one dock worker wounded. LNA said that tanker was offloading fighters and weaponry, that it was unflagged and that it had been told to stop heading towards the town, controlled by Islamic State (IS) supporters, but ignored the warning. The state electricity company GECOL and other officials said, that the tanker was carrying fuel from Greece for the power station in Sirte. The LNA changed its’ statement and said that the tanker was carrying fuel not for the power station, but petrol for Dawn forces.
Comment:
Tanker left Tuapse Russia on Apr 23 and sailed to Lebanon, leaving its waters on May 6 after calling Sayda and Beirut. After that, tanker headed for Greek waters and was in there until May 20, last port of call being Piraeus.

Tanker on fire after jets attack, Libya

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