Mysterious seizure of freighter Jupiter, Italy

Sept. 30, 2015 at 04:46 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

General cargo vessel Jupiter on Sep 27 arrived to Italian port Cagliari, Sardinia, under the escort of two patrol boats of Italian law enforcement agency Guardia di Finanza. Reason unknown, locals believe vessel may be suspect in contraband trafficking, arms, or drugs or whatever. Authorities keep silence. Vessel is known to be loaded with granite, en route from Spain to presumably, Tunis. But according to AIS, vessel after Spain called Algiers and Skikda, Alger. Vessel was intercepted at sea, maybe in international waters.

Mysterious seizure of freighter Jupiter, Italy

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