Questions raised over mystery ship

Former Norwegian craft owned by UK-based security company.Ā 

Questions raised over mystery ship

By Tom Barnes

QUESTIONS have been raised over the future of a former Norwegian Navy vessel currently detained at the Port of Ramsgate amid suggestions that it could be used by a private security firm in Africa.

MV Horten arrived in Ramsgate as an unregistered ship in March and has been moored at the port ever since.

It was detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) on its arrival in the UK.

A spokesman for the MCA said: “I can confirm that MV Horten was formally detained by inspectors from the MCA on March 12, following her arrival in the UK as an unregistered ship.

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