The catamarans ‘Maria Dolores’ and ‘San Gwann’ left Tripoli Harbour, on Sunday evening, carrying more than 500 workers, amongst which there is Maltese ambassador George Cassar and some 15 Maltese. The Catamarans are due to the Maltese Harbour late on Sunday evening.
Virtu’ Ferries said that two vessels will leave on a third trip to the Tripoli on Sunday; any Maltese who show up would be able to travel free.
Furthermore a private flight coordinated by Medavia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has landed in Malta at 19:40hrs CET, this brought another seven Maltese workers from Libya.
On Sunday morning Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi said that 33 Maltese who expressed their will to stay in Libya and constantly being urged to leave. Maltese catamarans are currently at Tripoli harbour and will leave on Sunday evening.
He added that the government was seeking alternative solutions to evacuate Maltese in other areas of Libya. Furthermore he thanked personnel working at Grand Harbour, including medical personnel and members of the Red Cross Society.
In the meantime he confirmed that amongst the 150 workers rescued from three remote desert locations south of Benghazi there was a Maltese national. The rescue carried by RAF Hercules transport aircraft occurred on Saturday.
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