Danish MARIANNE DANICA merchant of death? Arms trade in Middle East.

March 12, 2017 at 04:11 by Mikhail Voytenko in Maritime Security

General cargo vessel MARIANNE DANICA had been spotted transiting Bosphorus en route from Burgas Bulgaria to Jeddah Saudi Arabia on Mar 9. Bosphorus observer Mr. Yoruk Isik, posting his monitoring reports in Twitter and Facebook, claimed MARIANNE DANICA is carrying arms of Bulgarian production https://twitter.com/YorukIsik. Arms probably destined for Yemen, because Bulgarian arms can’t be used by Saudi military, as not compliant with NATO standards. Russian news outlet NewsTes slated Bulgaria for supplying arms to Middle East countries, fuelling conflicts and wars. Russian outlet is citing Bulgarian media, and stated, that Bulgarian arms industry is thriving on Middle East instability, selling arms to anyone having cash to pay.
NewsTes alleged MARIANNE DANICA is chartered by the US defense industry company Orbital ATK, and previously, vessel was spotted in several cases of arms delivery to Middle East countries.
http://newstes.ru/2017/03/11/bolgary-seyut-smert-na-blizhnem-vostoke-sofiya-popalas-na-postavkah-oruzhiya.html (in Russian)
Bulgarian media with figures and facts of Bulgarian arms trade:
http://www.blitz.bg/obshtestvo/turski-blogr-datskiyat-korab-marianne-danica-natovaren-v-burgas-s-orzhiya-za-siriyskite-buntovnitsi-premina-bosfora-snimki_news494792.html (in Bulgarian)
On a photo from @YorukIsik MARIANNE DANICA transiting Bosphorus. Night Mar 9.
Voytenko Mikhail
Mar 12 2017

Danish MARIANNE DANICA merchant of death? Arms trade in Middle East.

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