SYRIA - THE MEDIA WAR
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
#Syria:Scotland Stop Russian Ship While The U.S. Continue To Arm Terrorists In Syria.
MV Alaed: The ship's insurance was ceased as it travelled in Scottish waters.
A Russian cargo ship has been effectively stopped around 50 miles off the coast of Scotland over concerns it is carrying helicopters and missiles for the Syrian regime.
The MV Alaed was effectively halted in its tracks near to the Outer Hebrides on Monday.
Its insurer, the Standard Club, confirmed it had immediately withdrawn cover for the ship once UK authorities informed it of allegations that the ship was carrying munitions bound for President Bashr al-Assad’s regime came to light.
It also withdrew insurance cover for seven other ships owned by the Russian shipping firm Femco in response to the incident.
According to ship tracking websites, the Alaed was last recorded under way less than 55 miles off the coast of the Port of Ness village in the Isle of Lewis.
In a statement, insurers Standard Club said: "We were made aware of the allegations that the Alaed was carrying munitions destined for Syria. We have already informed the ship owner that their insurance cover ceased automatically in view of the nature of the voyage."
According to data received from the ship by Maritime Traffic website, the Russian vessel had launched from the Swedish port of Helsinborg and had a final destination of the Russian city of Vladivostock with an arrival date of July 24.
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