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Shell attack on Tripoli port

The port of Tripoli in Libya was attacked by artillery shelling yesterday. Preliminary reporting from maritime security specialists Dryad Global suggests a warehouse was damaged in the attack. No commercial vessels or personnel are believed to have been damaged or injured.

Some shells are reported as landing very nearby a docked LPG carrier. A number of ships left the port yesterday earlier than planned and made for international waters.

“The attack upon Tripoli port is particularly troubling, and confirms Dryad’s long-held assessment that indiscriminate shelling in the proximity of the port, potentially targeting Mitiga International Airport, would effect the port area,” Dryad Global noted in an update to clients.

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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