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Libyan navy rescues 14 on cargo ship near Tripoli

Staff Writer |
The Libyan navy said on Saturday that it rescued a crew of 14 members on a cargo ship that drifted off Tripoli's port on Wednesday because of high waves and bad weather.


"A cargo ship called Atlantis carrying a Liberian flag drifted as a result of sea disturbance and high waves while trying to enter the port of Tripoli," the navy's information office said in a statement.

The ship hit rocks and water leaked into the engines, the statement said.

All 14 crew members rescued are Indian nationals, it added.


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