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2013-01-09 Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria to prosecute Russian sailors over arms
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [234 views ]  Top

#1 14 AK-47 rifles with 3,643 rounds of ammunition as well as 22 Benelli MR1 rifles with 4,955 rounds of ammunition

That's not even enough ammo for target practice.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-09 11:07||   2013-01-09 11:07|| Front Page Top

#2 What kind of ship?
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-01-09 11:10||   2013-01-09 11:10|| Front Page Top

#3 Offshore support vessel.

Details of the seizure are here. From the Maritime Bulletin:

The arms found on Myre Seadiver are too small a lot to be an arms trafficking operation, but too big for the purpose of vessel¬'s protection. Most probably [the] vessel is employed as a floating arsenal. Myre Seadiver left Russian port Baltyisk in June and during summer time was in Gulf of Aden area, then probably, it was decided to relocate vessel to Gulf of Guinea, she called Lagos for bunkering and maybe other supplies. If that¬'s the case, then, Nigerian Navy was tipped off about the true nature of the vessel, and knew they¬'d find weapons on board.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-09 12:52||   2013-01-09 12:52|| Front Page Top

#4 No comments Unless you're a member.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-01-09 16:47||   2013-01-09 16:47|| Front Page Top

#5 Oh, well.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-09 16:55||   2013-01-09 16:55|| Front Page Top

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