Turning the tide, concerns that the high seas could become Libya’s next front line.
Libya‘s coastguard is on alert as the battle for control of Tripoli threatens to spread to the sea.
Forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar have been fighting for months on the capital’s outskirts.
Now the UN-recognised government is taking action to prevent a naval offensive.
Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Abdelwahed reports from the coastal city of Al Khums.