Captain and 3 officers of container ship MSC CAPUCINE R were arrested at Iskenderun port, Turkey, on Jul 10, as suspects in drug trafficking, according to Ukrainian media outlets. 24 crew members out of total 25 are Ukrainians. The ship arrived at Iskenderun from Mersin, left Iskenderun on Jul 15, bound for Izmir – feeder is deployed in Mediterranean service, trading between Med States, including Turkey, Spain, Italy, Greece. No other information available at the moment, it is not knowing also, if arrested crew were released and returned to their job, or are still in custory, under investigation.
Posted in Maritime Security by Mikhail Voytenko on Jul 15, 2021 at 13:45.