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Turkish vessel suspected of carrying arms to GNA is being monitored by Greece

The Address | Benghazi  Libya

ATHENS – A cargo ship which set sail from Mersin in southeastern Turkey is being being monitored by Greece’s intelligence services due to suspicions that it is carrying arms for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Greek news website Kathimerini reports.

The Cameroon-flagged cargo ship, Grace A, set sail from Turkey on March 6 and, according to the MarineTraffic website, was last located on April 7 off Cyprus, south of Larnaca, and has since turned off its automatic identification system.

Greece’s intelligence services and coast guard as well as foreign authorities have been put on alert over the suspicious ship, according to Kathimerini.

The international database (equasis.org) shows that the ship belongs to a company based in Lebanon.

Greek officials confirmed to Kathimerini that the ship’s movements alerted authorities, but said that, until Friday, its destination and cargo had not been clarified.

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