Libya frees detained Italian fishing boat

The Municipal Council of Central Tripoli has warned about swimming and fishing in the capital’s beaches due to contamination. [Photo: Internet]
Libya’s coastguard has released an Italian fishing vessel and its crew, Italy said Wednesday.

The Italian government said in a statement that the trawler “Tramontana” was seized Tuesday in the Gulf of Sirte while engaging in fishing activities.

It added that the fast and coordinated response of the Prime Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Tripoli and Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) led to the dispute being immediately resolved.

Security vacuum in Libya has also affected maritime integration and led lots of finishing boats from neighboring countries to enter Libyan territorial waters.

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