Norwegian ship detained in Kenya given OK to leave

2015-09-28 05:12

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Kampala - The Norwegian owner of a ship intercepted in Kenya says the vessel has been set free and allowed to continue its voyage to South Africa, West Africa and Mexico.

Hoegh Autoliners said in a statement seen on Sunday that, after a delay of more than a week, no crew have been arrested. No illegal drugs were found, it added.

The ship, which carried UN vehicles, arrived at the Kenyan port of Mombasa on September 17 and was boarded by Kenyan authorities who suspected it was carrying illegal weapons and drugs.

After Kenyan authorities revealed they had found undeclared weapons aboard the ship, the UN said the weapons found were part of declared cargo packed in India and destined for the Indian battalion in the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo.

Read more on:    kenya  |  east africa

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