On 19th February, Defence Web reported that Tunisian officials have seized a vessel loaded with undeclared weapons, including armoured vehicles. The vessel, called the Ural and registered under the Panamanian flag, was intercepted on 16th February off the port of Sfax and found to be carrying trucks, armoured personnel carriers and equipment for military camps. According to ship tracking websites, the vessel was on its way from Novorossiysk in Russia to Douala, Cameroon, when it was forced to call on Sfax due to mechanical failure.


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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