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There were reports on Wednesday of a Finnish-registered merchant ship seized
in international waters with a possible 4 tons of cocaine on board.
The ‘OCT Challenger’ was
escorted to port in Almería shortly before 2am on Wednesday, after it was intercepted by Customs Authorities. There are no
reports as yet on the results of the search.
The vessel was boarded 60 miles off the coast of Almería by order of the
National Police in Madrid, who are in charge of the investigation.
The ship’s crew are from Greece and Italy
and may have, according to reports, dumped a part of their illicit cargo overboard.
Note: Dimensions 62 x 10,60 x 4 m
”OCT Challenger” (ex. ”Sabina”,
ex. ”Ash”, ex. ”Atol”, ex. ”Urkerland”, ex. ”Autol”, ex. ”Punta Motela”)
Esteem value Euros 385.000,00