Light it Up: Another Weed Ship Goes Up in Smoke

A cargo ship smuggling marijuana in the Mediterranean Se was set ablaze in an alleged attempt by the crew to destroy the evidence, the second such incident in the last week. The French Ministry of Defence reports that on Sunday, the French Navy, working on a tip from customs, intercepted the Tanzanian-flagged cargo ship LUNA-S in international waters in the western … [Read more...]

MV Gold Star Becomes Epic Cannabis Campfire Off Malta

The Tanzanian-registered cargo ship MV Gold Star, loaded with an estimated 30 tons of cannabis, caught fire on Friday 6 September while in international waters 30 nautical miles north of Malta. The cargo volume estimate comes from Italy's Guardia di Finanzia, however very little data appears to exist to support the estimate of 30 tons. At first glance, it seems quite … [Read more...]