Cypriot marine authorities were on Saturday monitoring a tanker, suspected of transporting stolen quantities of oil from Sidra port of Libya.
According to the foreign ministry, the government, as well as other neighbouring countries, received a request from the government of Libya to assist in the return of the stolen oil.
On Friday the tanker ‘Morning Glory’, suspected of carrying oil was detected at 18 nautical miles from Cyprus in international waters.
The tanker did not ask to dock at a Cypriot port.
On Saturday the tanker changed course and was headed in a southeasterly direction in international waters, authorities said.
Coast guard units were still monitoring the tanker in cooperation and coordination with other countries in the region and with the Libyan government. (CNA)