Maria Dolores: USA charter waits out weather
Some 285 people have been sitting on the Maria Dolores, a chartered ferry, since Wednesday, as the ship's crew waits for the stormy seas to calm, according to State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley says.
Libyan authorities had been "cooperative" during embarkation at As-shahab port in central Tripoli located on the sea road across from the Radisson Blu Mahari Hotel. High seas have kept the boat in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. U.S. citizens are safe on board the boat. It will leave for Malta when weather permits. 68 metre vehicle-passenger ferry “Maria Dolores” which was delivered by Austal in 2006.
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