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Indians aboard tug seized in Libya

world Updated: Mar 22, 2011 17:05 IST

An Italian-owned tugboat occupied by armed Libyan military officers has docked in the port of Tripoli, and the crew members are fine.

The ship owner, Naples-based Augusta Offshore SrL, says the Asso 22 docked Tuesday morning. It says the crew (eight Italians, two Indians and a Ukrainian) were allowed to call their families.

Augusta says, however, that the case "cannot be considered closed."

The ship had been on a "zigzagging" path off the Libyan coast.

Augusta says Tripoli port officials boarded the vessel Friday and Saturday after it docked, asking to photograph its equipment, and that armed Libyan military officers boarded on Sunday.

The tug, rented by Italian energy giant Eni, normally services oil platforms off the Libyan coast.