02 Apr 2021

OPERATION IRINI inspected a Sierra Leone-flagged vessel

The Operation Irini’s ship Berlin boarded and inspected a Sierra Leone-flagged vessel coming from Turkey and bound for a Libyan port. This was the first boarding carried out by the German Ship Berlin, through the embarked Lithuanian team. No forbidden items were found and the crew of the merchant vessel was always cooperative during the inspection. This was the 10th boarding activity conducted by EUNAVFOR MED Irini, the Operation where 24 European Union member States work together to stem arms trafficking in Libya in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.