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An unidentified warplane has bombed a Greek-owned tanker ship in the eastern Libyan port of Darna, killing two crew members and injuring two more, according to Greek authorities.
originally posted by: Utnapisjtim
I am sure I read somewhere about some rogue state who had plans for this exact scenario, it could have been Al Qaida or IS or for that matter Gaddafi and Libya. Anyway, disturbing news that something may be afoot. The «unidentified warplane» sounds like some nation's air force is involved.
The Greek Merchant Marine Ministry said the ship was carrying 12,600 metric tons of fuel, however, Athens-based Aegean Shipping Enterprises Co, which operates the ship, claims no oil was spilled.
"There is no oil leakage, the ship's integrity was not compromised. Damages are being assessed," said Elias Syrros, the company's safety manager.
Mesmari said that the tanker had turned off its lights "in preparation for entering the (Derna) port... and because of this it and its cargo were considered suspicious."
News of the air strike came as the United Nations postponed peace talks it was hoping to hold Monday between Libya's warring factions.
The remaining 22 crew members – 19 Filipinos, two Greeks and a Romanian – were said to be in good health onboard the tanker. It has suffered damages but there has been no oil spillage. It is reported to have since sailed to Tobruk. According to an official there, only one crew member was killed. The two tho were injured are reported to have been discharged from hospital.
originally posted by: Salamandy
Libya should just be renamed Terroristonia. Never makes news for any other reason. Weren't they the country of origin of the men Doc got shot by in Back to the Future? They are always up to no good!