Greek ships on Wednesday continued the evacuation of third-country citizens from violence-torn Libya.

The Greek ferry "Eleftherios Venizelos" sailed into port in Irakleio, Crete, on Wednesday morning, carrying 2,146 Chinese citizens and one Greek from Libya.

Another Greek ship, the "Ionian Queen", is due to arrive in Irakleio on Wednesday afternoon from Libya, carrying 665 Filipino citizens.