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Ship loaded with helicopters sails toward Syria once again

About a month ago, the Russian ship Alaed was loaded with helicopters and headed for Syria, but was forced to turn around. According to several media, Alaed is now sailing with the same cargo in a direction that could lead to Syria.

Alead is sailing again, and according to a statement by its owner, with the same cargo of combat helicopters and air defenses as the ship was loaded with when it was forced to cancel its journey toward Syria because Alaed’s insurance company withdrew the ship’s coverage.

Through Alaed’s transponder, marinetraffic.com discovered on Thursday that the ship was sailing south off Norway’s northern coast. The ship’s position at that time is close to a flotilla of Russian naval vessels heading for the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea to the coast of Syria. Previously, the task of the four ships has been described by military officials as follows: “They have been sent on a job to secure the safety of our ships and to prevent anybody from causing disruption in case of a blockade.”

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