Ferry with Americans aboard leaves Libya for Malta

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February 25, 2011 15:38

 
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VALLETTA, Malta — Ferry company officials say a vessel chartered by the US government has left the Libyan capital Tripoli for Malta, after being blocked in port by rough seas for three days.

Hanri Saliba, managing director of Virtu Ferries, says the ferry set sail early afternoon Friday. It is expected to take some eight hours to cross the Mediterranean Sea between Tripoli and the island nation of Malta.

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