By Libya Herald Reporters.
Tripoli, 4 August 2014:
Mystery surrounds the apparent 14-day disappearance of a Maltese man, who according to diplomatic sources, . . .[restrict]turned up safe and well today.
The Maltese government Crisis Centre had reported that 49 year-old Roger Muscat had left Malta on 21 July to take up a new job in Libya. This was against official advice to avoid travel to the country. Described by the Times of Malta as a former public transport worker, Muscat was reportedly arriving by sea. It seems that the last signal from his mobile phone was picked up in Libya two days later, after which there was no news of him.
Concern at his disappearance was the greater because of the kidnapping of another Maltese national, Martin Galea, who was released last week by his unidentified abductors after 11 days. It was denied that any ransom had been paid.
However the Libya Herald has been told this evening that Muscat has been found “on board a ship” today and that he was apparently unharmed. It is not yet known what happened to him nor why, according to the Times of Malta, his disappearance was only reported yesterday.