Australian Navy Seizes Huge Weapons Cache Off Somalia

NAIROBI, March 7 (Reuters) - An Australian Navy ship has seized a huge cache of weapons near Oman's coast from a fishing vessel bound for Somalia, the navy said on Monday, exposing a possible violation of a U.N. Security Council arms embargo. The United Nations has a decades-long arms embargo in place against Somalia, which has been mired in conflict since civil war broke … [Read more...]

Drugs and Weapons Reportedly Found on Höegh Car Carrier in Mombasa

  A search of a Norwegian-flagged car carrier at the Port of Mombasa, Kenya has reportedly turned up firearms and drugs hidden inside a few of the vehicles being transported by the ship. Local reports on Monday said that the illegal contraband was discovered during a search of the ship Höegh Transporter and its cargo over the weekend. The contraband was discovered … [Read more...]

Kenya Raids Höegh Car Carrier Suspected of Carrying Drugs and Firearms

  Update: Höegh Autoliners has confirmed that the vessel under investigation is its Höegh Transporter, a 6,500 ceu Pure Car/Truck Carrier (PCTC). A statement from Höegh Autoliners said the following: Höegh Transporter berthed in Mombasa, Kenya Thursday 17 September in the afternoon for a regular discharge operation. The vessel came from Mumbai, India. After … [Read more...]

Greek Coast Guard Nabs Arms Smuggling Ship Bound for Libya

ATHENS, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Greek authorities have seized a freighter carrying an undeclared shipment of weapons en route from Turkey to Libya, coast guard officials said on Wednesday. A coast guard patrol boat raided the vessel on Tuesday, 20 nautical miles northeast of Crete. The freighter, with a crew of seven and which had sailed from the Turkish port of Iskenderun, was … [Read more...]