Greece seizes ship for allegedly taking explosives to Libya
Greek authorities say they have impounded a Tanzanian-flagged freighter and arrested its crew for allegedly carrying explosives to Libya in breach of an international ban.
The Merchant Marine Ministry says the Andromeda was stopped off the southern Greek island of Crete over the weekend following a tip and escorted to a Cretan port for an inspection.
It was found to be carrying 29 shipping containers of explosives and detonators, which according to the ship’s papers had been loaded in Turkey and were destined for the east African port of Djibouti.
However, a ministry statement Wednesday said the ship’s owner later ordered the captain to change course and take the cargo to the Libyan port of Misrata.
The arrested crew members were identified as five Indians, two Ukrainians and an Albanian.
You may be interested
US Embassy: Decision to release terrorist Savvas Xiros a “disservice to memory of victims”makis - Oct 19, 2018
The US Embassy in Athens commented on the decision by Greek authorities to release convicted terrorist of November 17th, Zavvas…
FYROM vote: PM Zaev has secured backing of parliamentary majority, local media reportsmakis - Oct 19, 2018
According to media reports in FYROM, who cite unofficial parliamentary sources, the country’s PM Zoran Zaev has secured the required…
Chios: A mastic-scented island with fascinating historyPanos - Oct 19, 2018
Much as Chios is famous for its mastic, it is not the only “magic” one can find on this island.…