This was announced by a spokesman for the Libyan naval forces Ayoub Qassem, Censor.NET reports citing Reuters.
He said that Ukraine-flagged tanker Routa and a vessel with an unspecified African nation's flag named Stark were captured early Friday.
"Clashes lasted for three hours, but the two tankers were successfully seized," Qassem said.
The incident occurred in the Sidi Said area west of Tripoli. Qassem did not report any casualties or give details on what happened to the crew of the vessels or their nationalities.