Saturday, June 17, 2006
Military equipment on a ship that was seized at Derince Port in Kocaeli, Turkey, was on its way to Iraq, Turkish news reported. The British-flagged ship Scan Bothnia was reportedly at Derince Port to dispatch some transformers to be shipped to Jordan.
Scan BothniaThe Coast Guard and Izmit Customs Officials who investigated the ship on June 10 said the ship contained six armed military vehicles and heavy machine guns designed for the vehicles. Turkey reported that Turkish Coast Inspectors discovered that the equipment belonged to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.