Greek coastguard seizes shipment of weapons……..
According to some newspapers:
Greek authorities have arrested crew members aboard a vessel reportedly carrying weapons to Islamic State forces in Libya
No further details have been made public about the vessel, its specific cargo or its origin and destination. The vessel is reportedly not registered in Greece.
Authorities have not yet confirmed whether it was connected to the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, and said more information would be released later in the day.
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Foreign ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic told Reuters: “If investigations by the Greek authorities show that the consignment is going to receivers other than those stated in the documentation, and if that is shared with us, naturally measures could be taken.”
A Bolivian-flagged cargo ship was escorted to Heraklion port, Crete, on Tuesday night around 4:30 am after a container with an unknown quantity of undeclared weapons was discovered on board during a Greek coast guard inspection.
The ship “Hadat 1″ had set sail from Turkey and was bound for Libya, with a legal cargo of plastics. It was stopped and searched by a Greek coast guard special forces team, 20 miles off the coast of Ierapetra, Crete as part of a wide-scale operation.
New theories are beginning to emerge about the cargo of the Bolivian flagged Haddad 1 which is impounded in the port of Heraklion.
The 1976 built cargo vessel owned by Greek shipping company MESOGIAKOS NAVIGATION was travelling from Iskenderun, Turkey to Misurata in Libya when was intercepted off Ierapetra on Wednesday after a tip off.
While at first it was thought that the weapons were aimed for the IS jihadist fighters in Libya, authorities are now considering other possible scenarios; the type of weapons found are not the assault rifles favoured by IS in the area, the Kalashnikov AK47 or the American M16 recovered from retreating regular forces in combat areas.
So which is it?
One of the above – or none of the above?