February 23, 2011 / 4:24 PM / 9 years ago

At least 3 oil cargoes sail from Libya - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - At least three oil cargoes have left Libyan ports in the past 24 hours despite a revolt against Muammar Gaddafi’s four-decade rule, trade and shipping sources said on Wednesday.

The sources said one tanker carrying 600,000 barrels of crude oil had loaded from Es Sider port, close to the major export terminal of Ras Lanuf. Another tanker with Libyan crude had sailed from another unidentified port on Wednesday.

A fuel oil cargo had sailed from Ras Lanuf earlier on Wednesday, a source said.

A further two crude oil tankers were at anchorage at Ras Lanuf and the port of Zawya, which is close to the capital city of Tripoli, and were waiting to sail, a separate source said.

Reporting by Jonathan Saul, Christopher Johnson, Emma Farge and Dmitry Zhdannikov, editing by Anthony Barker

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