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Cyprus Releases Syria-Bound Ammunition Ship

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posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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The Chariot was reportedly carrying between 35 and 60 tons of munitions and explosives bound for the port of Latakia in Syria, where thousands of people have been killed since March in a government crackdown on dissent.

The ship is apparently Russian owned, and left St Petersburg on Dec 9, called into Limassol on Jan. 10 following bad weather. Cypriot authorities checked the ship's documents and determined they were carrying dangerous cargo headed for Syria and Turkey, but the ministry said they were unable to physically check the four containers due to lack of space. But after consultations with the owners, the vessel was given the green light upon there word the ship would change course.

So what was in the containers?

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NICOSIA, Cyprus - Cypriot authorities released on Jan. 11 a cargo ship carrying tons of munitions after receiving a pledge the vessel would not proceed to unrest-swept Syria as originally scheduled.

The foreign ministry said the Saint Vincent-flagged cargo ship Chariot was allowed to refuel and set sail from the port of Limassol after its Russian owners agreed to change the destination.

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posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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"The new destination was not disclosed."
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posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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Originally posted by bobbeers
"The new destination was not disclosed."
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More than likely headed to the same place...this is Russian, so makes sense it would be headed to Syria.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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Here is a second source - from AP

Russian ship stopped

The new destination is Turkey according to the article.



posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
Here is a second source - from AP

Russian ship stopped

The new destination is Turkey according to the article.


Thanks...



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