Middle East

Libyan PM ire at North Korean tanker loading oil in rebel-held east

Cairo: The North Korean tanker, Morning Glory, which GulfShip News reported as coming close to the rebel-controlled port of Sidra earlier this week has now started loading oil there with the Libyan prime minister warning the ship could be bombed for contravening national regulations. Tripoli has lost control of key exporting ports in the east of the country for the last nine months as separatists have taken control in the region. However, a strong stance by the national government, vowing military strikes on any ships that try and load oil in the area, had, until now, kept ships away.

The 30,000 dwt Morning Glory started loading oil on Saturday.

"We started exporting oil. This is our first shipment," a rebel spokesman said.  [09/03/14]

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