WARSAW, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A Maltese ship heading for
Tripoli to pick up refugees came under fire and could not dock
in the port, Polish foreign ministry officials were quoted as
saying on Sunday by Polish state news agency PAP.
"The ship is waiting for a better moment to enter the port
because during its first attempt it came under fire," Paulina
Kapuscinska, a spokeswoman from the ministry, told PAP.
The ministry was not immediately available to confirm the
Poland has evacuated most of its citizens from Libya and
moved its ambassador from Tripoli to rebel-held Benghazi, but
some 250 people from mixed Polish-Libyan families have stayed
behind, the ministry official added.
One family had hoped to leave on the Maltese ship, the MV
Heavy fighting in Libya's capital broke out late on Saturday
between rebels and remnants of Muammar Gaddafi's forces as the
rebel forces try to capture the capital Tripoli.
(Reporting by Patryk Wasilewski; editing by Elizabeth Piper)