Greek Customs Seize Panamanian Vessel

The Vessel Was Carrying 16 Armored Vehicles


By MarEx 2015-07-24 15:20:35

Greek customs officials have seized 16 armored vehicles from the Panama-flagged roll on, roll off (Roro) carrier Tychy, which was stopped at the Keratsini port in Libya. The roro carrier was bound for the Libyan Khalid port. The illegal cargo consisted of eight armored Typhoon GSS-300 military vehicles, five armored Toyota Land Cruisers, one armored Mercedes and one BMW and another unnamed vehicle.

Shipping these vehicles into Libya is a violation of paragraph nine of United Nations decision 1970/2011 which prohibits the supply, sale or transfer of military or paramilitary equipment into the country.

The vessel is owned Maritime Operators Inc and is commercially managed by Reefer & General Ship Management, both of which are based in Greece.