TRIPOLI, March 10 Libyan navy and allied militia
forces have surrounded a North Korea-flagged tanker just outside
an eastern port held by rebels, a navy spokesman said on Monday.
The Morning Glory has loaded crude oil worth $30 million at
the Es Sider port, bypassing Tripoli authorities, despite a
government threat to bomb it should it sail away.
Navy spokesman Ayoub Qassem told Reuters the tanker was
currently in what is known as the waiting area outside the port
for ships planning to depart at some point.
"Boats from the navy and revolutionary forces have
surrounded the tanker," he said.
(Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Anthony Barker)