Misrata, A Coast Guard force of the central sector on Tuesday intervened to end a standoff on a migrant ship at the port of Misrata, after migrants on board refused to leave the vessel. The problem was resolved peacefully. The ship helped rescue the migrants who were stranded in the Sea and headed to the Misrata Seaport, but the migrants refused to disembark, despite appeals even by their respectful diplomatic missions representatives. The storming of the ship was carried out with orders from the General Prosecution and the Interior Ministry Undersecretary for Migration Affairs. The incident was resolved without any of the migrants being injured, according to a statement by the Commander of the Central Sector of the Coast Guard Col. Tawfik Al Sekir. The Coast Guard got control over the ship and evacuated the migrants who were taken to a migrant detention centre in Misrata.
Source: Libya News Agency