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Greece Links Seized Ship's Explosive Cargo to Sudan

Greece said on Monday a seized ship carrying an “atomic bomb”-sized quantity of explosives was destined for a company with a post office box in Khartoum, Sudan, that did not exist. Casting doubts on the legality of the ship’s activities, Greek Shipping Minister George Anomeritis said the vessel did not report its 680-toncargo of dynamite when the coast guard stopped it. “It was sailing in Greek waters and when the coast guard authorities stopped it, it did not report its cargo,” he told a news conference. Police said earlier the ship was carrying ammonia dynamite, an explosive widely used in mining, as well as 8,000 detonators and fuses. “It should have reported that it was sailing with an atomic bomb cargo,” Anomeritis said, referring to the quantity of explosives on board. “And according to the rule it should have reported its cargo 24 hours earlier.” Full Story

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