Shipping activities in Libya remain uncertain amid unrest

22 February 2011 09:15  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Telecommunications in Libya have been crippled and the only means of communication with vessels and shipping agents is by electronic mail, a source from shipowner General National Maritime Transport Co (GNMTC) said on Tuesday. 

The source said GNMTC has not evacuated its staff, but it has contingency plans in place to fly its staff to India from Tripoli as the Benghazi airport has been closed.

“We have not been evacuated, but we are prepared to fly to India [from Tripoli] if the unrest escalates,” the source said.

Meanwhile, shipping activities in Libya were continuing, but may be disrupted if the political unrest persists, he said.

“To the best of our knowledge, no port closures have been declared and operations are running normally until further announcements from the management,” the source said.

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By: Lester Teo

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