The Libyan government has confirmed full support and necessary assistance for the anti-oil smuggling operations by sea and land, until the phenomenon is eliminated.
Following hours of gun firing, two oil tankers were seized off the Libyan city of Zwara on Friday.
Ayoub Qassem, the spokesman of the Libyan Navy, said the two vessels were seized, two km off the coast of Zwara in western Libya .
According to Qassem, one of the vessels carried Ukrainian flag named Routa, with 14 crew members and 3,330 tons of diesel on board.
The other one carried the flag Congo, named Stark, with nine crew members and 1,236 tons of diesel.