Coast Guard finds cargo ship loaded with weapons off Crete
The Bolivian-flagged freighter "Hadat 1" was expected to arrive at Iraklio port on Tuesday night after a container with an unknown quanity of undeclared weapons was discovered on board during a Greek coast guard inspection.
The ship had set sail from Turkey bound for Libya, with a declared cargo of plastics. It was stopped and searched by a coast guard Special Forces team off Ierapetra, as part of a wide-scale operation.
There is a seven-member crew made up of Syrians, Egyptians and Indians.
Special security measures have been taken at Iraklio port, where a full-scale search of the ship will be conducted, and customs officers had been summoned to assist.