A Greek-controlled general cargo vessel has been detained in Senegal with ammunition on board.
The 1,400-dwt Eolika (built 1983) was held in Dakar on 27 December with 11 deficiencies.
Domestic reports claim the munitions were only found during a subsequent inspection, but the grounds for detention listed by the Equasis website include “dangerous goods
harmful substances [in] packaged form.”
Other grounds for detention were non-payment of wages and a fault with the auxiliary engine.
The Ships & Ports website cited the Senegalese customs agency as saying the Eolika was searched when it stopped to take on fuel.
The vessel had made “inconsistent declarations”, the agency added.