CNN Wire Staff
(CNN) - Governments around the world are making a run to get their citizens out of volatile Libya. Here is a country-by-country breakdown:
The Department of State recommended Thursday that any U.S. citizens in Libya "depart immediately due to the potential for ongoing unrest."
It noted that "violent clashes between protesters and security forces continue throughout Libya, including in Tripoli" and warned that "spontaneous demonstrations, violence, and looting are possible throughout the next several days."
The department ordered all Embassy family members and non-emergency personnel to leave the country.
There were roughly 6,000 Americans in Libya.
A ferry chartered by the United States to evacuate citizens from Libya is expected to depart within the "next several hours," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Thursday afternoon. Crowley told reporters the exact timing of the ship's departure depends on the weather.
A total of 285 people are safely on board, Crowley said. The vessel can hold up to 575 people.
The ship is carrying 167 U.S. citizens, including 40 nonessential embassy staff and family, as well as 118 third-country nationals.
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