The 75 meter long freighter Nour M sank while berthed at a quay in Rhodes, Greece. Strong winds blew the freighter against the quay before its mooring lines snapped. The stern of the Nour M was severely damaged and the wind caused the freighter to capsize. The 55 containers on board were dumped in the harbor before it sank. No reports of injuries.
The Nour M had been detained by the Greek Coast Guard and custom officials on November 11 after they had detected thousands of bullets on board. Authorities report that the vessel’s master had changed its final destination from Syria to Tripoli when stopped by the Coast Guard. It is believed the vessel was part of an operation between Russian and Ukrainian governments to smuggle arms to foreign regimes.
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