Greek Coast Guard Arrests Freighter Carrying Undocumented Weapons to Libya

A cargo ship carrying an undocumented shipment of weapons to Libya was arrested yesterday some 20 nautical miles south of the town of Ierapetra, Crete, the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG) reports.

The HCG’s offshore patrol vessel intercepted the freighter en route from Iskenderun (Alexandretta), Turkey, to Libya, and arrested the vessel and seven of its crew members.

The arrested ship was escorted to the port of Heraklion, Crete.

The vessel inspection was part of Greece’s intensified efforts to combat organised crime and human trafficking at sea.

World Maritime News Staff

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