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Greece seizes ship for allegedly taking explosives to Libya

AP  |  Athens 

Greek authorities say they have impounded a Tanzanian-flagged freighter and arrested its crew, including five Indians, for allegedly carrying explosives to in breach of an international ban.

The says the Andromeda was stopped off the southern Greek island of over the weekend following a tip and escorted to a Cretan port for an inspection.

It was found to be carrying 29 shipping containers of explosives and detonators, which according to the ship's papers had been loaded in and were destined for the east African port of

However, a ministry statement Wednesday said the ship's owner later ordered the to change course and take the cargo to the Libyan port of Misrata.

The arrested crew members were identified as five Indians, two Ukrainians and an Albanian.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:45 IST