Greek seaman killed in oil tanker bombing in Libya

Two seamen – one Greek and one Romanian – were killed in the bombing of the Araevo oil tanker on Sunday evening, which was…

Two seamen – one Greek and one Romanian – were killed in the bombing of the Araevo oil tanker on Sunday evening, which was anchored in the port of Derna.

The Greek company managing the Liberian-flagged ship, which has a crew of 21 Filipinos, 3 Greeks and 2 Romanians, informed the Greek authorities on Sunday evening. The tanker appears to have been struck by an unidentified fighter plane.

Aside from the 29-year-old Greek and Romanian who were killed in the bombing, two more crew members were injured in the bombing.

The Greek government has requested that the Libyan authorities take all necessary measures in order to determine the identity of those responsible of the attack and compensate the families of the victims.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the tanker had been leased by the state-run National Oil Corporation to transport oil from Mersa el Brega to Derna, without experiencing any problems for years. Efforts are being made in order for the Greek victim’s remains to be repatriated as soon as possible.

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