#AceWorldNews US Navy SEALs took control of the oil tanker ‘Morning Glory’, which had earlier been seized by three gunmen at a Libyan port, the US Department of Defence said.
The vessel was carrying up to 200,000 barrels of oil, which the Libyan militants presumably wanted to sell at the black market.
The tanker was boarded by the SEALs late Sunday night in international waters south-west of Cyprus.
No one is reported hurt in the operation, which was requested by the Libyan and Cypriot governments and approved by US President Barack Obama.
The vessel is now heading back to Libya, where crucial oil facilities and ports have been under control of anti-government forces.