Friday, January 20, 2023

Spanish cops land 3 tonnes of cocaine

Spanish cops found three tonnes of cocaine on a cargo vessel off the Canary Islands. The 4,300-dwt Blume was intercepted 193 nautical miles (360 km) from the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Togo-flag vessel was reportedly sailing with AIS turned off. The Blume had left the port of Santos, in Brazil, on Dec 20. Its destination was listed as Riga in Latvia.
All 15 Blume crew were arrested. The ship limped across the Atlantic at some 4-6 knots. Manager of the ship is Dignatio Corp.