By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 11 March 2014:
The North Korean oil tanker that the General National Congress (GNC) yesterday claimed had been . . .[restrict]captured by military forces is apparently now in international waters.
“The tanker is 30 kilometres outside Libyan territorial waters, to the north-east,” General National Congress (GNC) member Suliman Gajam told the Libya Herald. “We do not know where it is heading but we will know soon.”
Confusion surrounds exactly what happened to the North Korean-flagged vessel last night. It was reported that the tanker, named Morning Glory, was intercepted by vessels operating under the control of the Navy last night.
At 8pm GNC spokesperson Omar Hemidan confirmed that the Morning Glory had been intercepted and was being escorted to Misrata Port.
It would appear that it escaped from its escort, although no-one has admitted this officially. [/restrict]