LYCG Patrol Vessel 656 contacts Ocean Viking on VHF ch16 in Arabic language ordering to sail to 034 direction, declaring Ocean Viking was in ‘Libyan waters’ despite current position being in international waters (36NM NE of Tripoli). Ocean Viking increases speed and replies, in Arabic, to LYCG Patrol Vessel 656 via VHF ch16 to keep clear as leaving the area.
LYCG Patrol Vessel 656 starts to shoot in the air, multiple times, while keeping in close vicinity with Ocean Viking. Ocean Viking continues to call LYCG Patrol Vessel 656 on VHF ch16 in English and in Arabic. No Answer.
Ocean Viking informs the LYCG that she is in capacity to perform the rescue operation of the people onboard the wooden boat in distress, including people with disabilities, in a safe way. LYCG refuses.
Libyan JRCC assumes coordination, ordering Aquarius to transfer rescued people to LCG patrol boat along coastline to Zawia