Venezuela Frees U.S. Ship And Crew

Venezuela Frees U.S. Ship And Crew After Smuggling Investigation

Venezuelan authorities this morning released the U.S.-flagged cargo ship Ocean Atlas from two weeks of detention on suspicion of arms trafficking.

This comes as a relief to Intermarine, the owner of the ship, as well as for the 15-man all-American crew who had been stuck in limbosince August 29 when Venezuelan customs officials discovered a handful of weapons on board.

Babalu has been following the story.

Meanwhile, the “mercenary” (if he exists) remains in custody. No details have been released other than what Chavez claimed last month.

Cross-posted in the Green Room.


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