Tanzanian-flagged ship heading for Libya ‘seized’

A Tanzanian-flagged ship heading for Libya and carrying materials used to make explosives has been seized by Greece’s coastguard and its eight-member crew has been arrested, Greek authorities have said, Reuters news agency reports.

The vessel was detected sailing near the Greek island of Crete on Saturday.

Some 29 containers, carrying materials including ammonium nitrate, non-electric detonators and 11 empty liquefied petroleum gas tanks, were found on the vessel, the coastguard said, Reuters reports.

The material could have been used “for all sorts of work, from work in quarries to making bombs and acts of terrorism”, Rear Admiral Ioannis Argiriou was quoted as saying.

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