“The USS Ponce and USS Kearsarge ships had entered the Mediterranean Sea,” authority said in a statement.
USS Kearsage ship, which carries about 800 marines, a fleet of helicopters and medical facilities, can help humanitarian efforts and military operations.
Western countries are now debating on whether to impose no-fly zone over Libya to aid rebels fighting the government of Muammar al-Gaddafi. A number of opposition figures in Libya had requested the air strike from the West.
However, Muammar al-Gaddafi warned in his speech, thousands of people will die if the West intervenes to help the rebels who try to drop him.
An United States aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, which brings fighter jets that are able to enforce no-fly zones, can also be deployed for crisis of Libya. The aircraft carrier is now in the northern Red Sea, according to a news site of the U.S. Navy.