Under cover of darkness, the elite team of commandos swooped onto the The Morning Glory from a helicopter after tracking it down to a bolt hole some 18 miles southwest of the island nation.
A Pentagon spokesman said they were met with next to no resistance as they swept silently through the vessel’s corridors and cabins, arresting all inside. Nobody was injured in the operation.
The vessel was stolen from the port of Es Sider last month by Libyan anti-Government insurgents, who are demanding a greater share of oil wealth and autonomy from the country’s fledgling administration.
Video of ship being towed