Georgian Foreign Ministry on why 2 Georgian sailors are unable to leave Libya

Georgian sailors  have been unable to leave Libya since January 2019. Photo:, 08 Apr 2019 - 18:51, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Foreign Ministry has responded to a briefing of the family members of two Georgian sailors who have been unable to leave Libya for two months, saying that the restriction is related to legal procedures and the death of another Georgian sailor back in January.

Georgian sailor David Razmadze went missing from the Turkish ship  MV Dogan Bey in Libya while on night guard on January 7, 2019.

He was found dead by law enforcement officers on January 21 and was transported to Georgia on March 5.

The two sailors. Raul Takidze and Manuchar Kekelidze, were serving on the same ship and law enforcers say that their being is Libya is mandatory until the investigation is over”, Vladimer Konstantinidi from the Georgian Foreign Ministry reported.

Konstantinidi stated that the Georgian government has provided the sailors with hotel accommodations, lawyers and all necessary conditions.