Govt tries chartered ship into Lebanon

Australia is trying to get its own chartered ship into southern Lebanon to try to rescue its citizens stranded in the danger zone. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) earlier advised Australians trapped in the worst hit area of war-torn Lebanon they may be able to find places on German or Canadian ships leaving Tyre. Australian officials are working to also secure its own chartered ship in case more spaces are needed, a DFAT spokesman said.