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More ships attacked off Libya

Cairo: An unidentified cargo ship was sunk and another attacked yesterday near the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, according to military spokesmen for the country’s internationally recognised government.

“The vessel was sunk because it had loaded fighters, weapons and ammunition to support terrorism in the eastern region,” air force spokesman Nasser Al Hassi said today.

No ship name was provided and there was no mention of casualties.

A number of ships have been attacked this year with seafarers killed too as the bitter civil war continues into its fifth year.

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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