Greek Coast Guard seizes explosives-packed freighter bound for Libya

Greek Coast Guard seizes explosives-packed freighter bound for Libya

Greek Coast Guard seizes explosives-packed freighter bound for Libya

Greek coast guard officers intercepted a cargo ship en route to Libya on January 9 after it was found to be carrying 29 containers of arms and explosives. A large quantity of explosive agent ammonium nitrate, detonators, and 11 empty petroleum gas tanks were found on the ship.

"The ship was a moving bomb that could have had unforeseeable repercussions on people and the marine environment", according to a Greek Coast Guard e-mailed press release.

The explosives were reportedly loaded on the freighter in the southern Turkish port city of Mersin and destined for Djibouti and Oman.

The crew of five Indians, two Ukrainians and an Albanian were arrested.

Meanwhile, a 2011 arms embargo imposed by the European Union and United Nations prohibits the sale, supply or transfer of arms to Libya.

Following the seize, the ship was directed by the authorities to Heraklion port where a preliminary review took place.

The skipper told investigators that he had been ordered by the ship's owner to sail to the Libyan port of Misurata and not Djibouti, the destination listed in the ship's itinerary.

The eight crew members from the Tanzania-flagged Andromeda were detained and scheduled to appear before a prosecutor on Thursday.

Notícias recomendadas

  • Butcher an hour from death saved by black pudding

    Butcher an hour from death saved by black pudding

    As well as saving his life, Chris also credits the humble black pudding with being the ideal accompaniment for a fried breakfast. We sell about two or three each week and that was the last one".
    Florida officers wrangle 12.5-foot python

    Florida officers wrangle 12.5-foot python

    Officer Cabrera and some fellow policemen were able to pose for a photo with their new reptile friend before it was taken away. A Pembroke Pines Police officer had his hands full when he responded to a call of a massive Burmese python Thursday night.

    Lohan rivals Trump with own island

    The island will be part of the World islands, an artificial archipelago in the Persian gulf meant to look like a map of the world. Watch Lohan talk about her island via People and watch her interview with Williams, below.
  • Armed Men Disrupt Salman Khan's Race 3 Shooting; Superstar Rushed Back Home

    Armed Men Disrupt Salman Khan's Race 3 Shooting; Superstar Rushed Back Home

    With the huge success of Tiger Zinda Hai , Salman Khan has kickstarted 2018 with the shooting of his upcoming film Race 3 . The gangster reportedly belongs to the community who worship the black bucks and Salman is accused of killing them.
    Dive through the heart of a nebula in a wondrous NASA video

    Dive through the heart of a nebula in a wondrous NASA video

    In the video , the video the view of the Orion Nebula changes back and forth from visible to infrared. The three-dimensional interpretation is guided by scientific knowledge and scientific intuition.
    USA  states report widespread flu

    USA states report widespread flu

    Even if people who have gotten the immunization contract the flu, it can still help reduce the severity of the symptoms. This year's vaccine isn't as effective as usual , but it can still prevent you from getting some versions of the flu.
  • Gary Oldman pediu a mulher em casamento vestido de Winston Churchill

    Gary Oldman pediu a mulher em casamento vestido de Winston Churchill

    O filme mostra Churchil prestes a encarar um de seus maiores desafios: tomar posse do cargo de Primeiro Mnistro da Grã-Bretanha. O filme (que tem 2 horas de duração) conta a história Winston Churchill líder britânico durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial.
    Barack Obama Is in His Element on David Letterman's New Netflix Series

    Barack Obama Is in His Element on David Letterman's New Netflix Series

    It's all pretty rote and familiar, and what's worse is Letterman's stage and interviewing manner, which is clearly rusty. Also risky for democracy, Obama says: political forces that keep trying to suppress rather than broaden voting.
    Huawei WiFi Q2 package spreads a signal over your whole house

    Huawei WiFi Q2 package spreads a signal over your whole house

    Plus, there is an anti-brute force algorithm that helps to prevent any outside or unwanted access to the network. Huawei introduced a hybrid Wi-Fi system yesterday at the CES 2018 .
  • White Sox sign right-hander Miguel Gonzalez to 1-year deal

    White Sox sign right-hander Miguel Gonzalez to 1-year deal

    Gonzalez will likely slot into the White Sox's starting rotation, especially with left-hander Carlos Rodon's health uncertain. Gonzalez will need to provide valuable innings and consistent outings with the uncertainty surrounding the young arms.
    Amazonas registra pior resultado na produção industrial, aponta IBGE

    Amazonas registra pior resultado na produção industrial, aponta IBGE

    As demais taxas negativas foram no Paraná (-0,9%), Goiás (-0,6%) e Santa Catarina (-0,1%). Os gaúchos sofreram principalmente com o recuo na atividade de máquinas e equipamentos.
    Mafioso japonês foragido foi detido por culpa das tatuagens

    Mafioso japonês foragido foi detido por culpa das tatuagens

    Shirai é acusado de matar o chefe de uma facção rival, pelo qual sete membros de sua gangue foram presos com penas entre doze e dezessete anos de cárcere privado.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.