Tanker Suspected Of Arms Trafficking in Gulf of Aden

March 17: Djibouti Security Service suspects oil products tanker RED SEA 1 (IMO #9081071) of arms trafficking in the Gulf of Aden, claiming that the ship is tampering with her tracking records to hide calls to Horn of Africa ports in Puntland, Somalia, and Yemen. The ship is operating in the Gulf of Aden with regular visits to Djibouti, and tracking data shows only Djibouti calls since at least Mar 2019. The crew includes Georgian, Cameroonian, Romanian, Russian and local nationalities.

Source: Fleet Mon / Mikhail Voytenko

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