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Greek cargo ship held with ammunition on board in Senegal

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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

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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.

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The vessel had made “inconsistent declarations”, the agency added.

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