The controversial tanker Morning Glory (35,583 dwt; built 1993) that was involved in an epic Libyan saga last year is set to be sold.
The ship had taken oil in rebel held territory last March. Libya’s parliament dismissed the then prime minister Ali Zeidan after the tanker laden with oil from a rebel-held port reportedly broke through a naval blockade. The ship was then stormed by US Navy SEALs off Cyprus and being brought back into the hands of the internationally recoginsed government in Libya.
The country’s state prosecutor said on Thursday that the ship will now be sold at auction next Thursday.
Equasis, the ship tracking site, is unable to list the current owner of the ship, which was flying the North Korean flag when it called in Libya last year.