Monday, October 12, 2009
Iran Chartered Ship Boarded in Suez Canal
A large consignment of ammunition was reportedly confiscated from a German-owned chartered freighter operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL). The ship, Hansa India, was stopped last Friday by US Navy in the Suez Canal and boarded by naval security personnel. Seven containers loaded with 7.62mm caliber bullet casings, apparently ammunition for Kalashnikov rifles, as well as blanks that could be used for the manufacture of projectiles were found on board. The ship was en route from Iran to Syria.