25 February 2011, Malta International Airport. Sam Dewhirst, an English teacher that has been working in the city of Sebha, Libya, arrives at the Malta International Airport showing an official invitation of the British Embassy in Libya that was given to him at the Tripoli airport as a boarding pass to flee Libya.
A ferry sent by the U.S. that will bring American citizens out of Libya is finally on its way to Malta, leaving just after 6:30 a.m. EST Friday morning. According to the State Department there are 285 passengers on board the Dolores, including 167 U.S. citizens and 118 people of other nationalities. For two days, rough weather in the Mediterranean Sea, with waves up to 16 feet high, had made it impossible for the ferry to leave. Thousands of foreigners have fled Colonel Gaddafi's regime as his forces continue to clash with anti-government demonstrators.
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