Israel arrests ‘unlisted passenger’ after seizing foreign cargo ship he tried to burn down

Israeli troops seized a foreign cargo ship off Haifa after an “unlisted passenger” started a rampage on board and tried to set the vessel ablaze. The suspect has been arrested.

The Panama-flagged container ship MSC Canberra had been anchored off a couple of kilometers away from Israel’s northern port of Haifa since Saturday afternoon. The vessel sailed from Mersin, Turkey and was scheduled to enter Haifa on Monday.

Around 3am native time the port administration obtained a misery name saying that one of many ship’s passengers started “rampaging” and breaking issues on board, Israeli media reported.

The ship later despatched one other misery name alerting {that a} hearth was began on board by “unidentified elements,” the army said. The IDF then moved out to shortly seize the embattled vessel with the coordination of its captain.

When the troopers boarded the ship, they apprehended an “unlisted passenger,” who was handed over to police, in accordance to the IDF. The military didn’t instantly reveal who the suspect was. Public broadcaster KAN, in the meantime, stated that two suspects have been arrested in relation to the incident. The vessel itself was towed to shore.

A video shared on Twitter by news-scouring group Aurora Intel allegedly exhibits Israeli velocity boats approaching the cargo ship. A handcuffed man, sporting khaki pants and a blue life vest, may be seen being escorted to the shore. Both the person’s face and the ship’s hull are blurred.

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