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Greek tanker arrested in Libya

Libyan naval forces yesterday arrested a Liberian-flagged product tanker on suspicion of smuggling oil off the Abu Kammash area west of the capital Tripoli. The Levante and its all-Filipino crew have been detained in the north African country.

Many other tankers have been arrested for similar offences in the six years since the nation slipped into a bitter civil war.

The Greek owned ship was carrying 6m litres of oil when it was arrested, Libyan naval forces said.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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