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Höegh ship detained after weapons find

[ September 23, 2015   //   ]

The Höegh Transporter has been detained in Mombasa, Kenya after undeclared weapons and an as yet unnamed substance were discovered in a consignment of United Nations vehicles from Mumbai, India destined for a UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The shipping line said it understood that the weapons belong to the UN vehicles in which they were found, and were for use by the UN during their peacekeeping mission but were not declared to it at the time the cargo was loaded. The fact that weapons were in the vehicles is in violation with its terms of transportation, it adds.
The substance found is being tested to ascertain whether could be drugs. We have no clear information at this point as to whether this is correct or not.
Höegh says it expects that the vessel will be released to continue her voyage soon.