Last updated: 22 March, 2014

US navy hands rogue oil tanker back to Libya

The US navy Saturday handed over to Libyan authorities an oil tanker it intercepted after the vessel took to sea with crude illegally loaded at a rebel-held port, the American embassy said.

“Earlier today, US forces turned control of the M/T Morning Glory over to the government of Libya,” it said in a statement.

“The handover took place in international waters off the coast of Libya, and the government of Libya and its security forces are now in control of the vessel.”