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Kenya has released Höegh vessel after weapons incident

Höegh Transporter has been released after more than a week's detention prompted by undeclared weapons found on board, informs the company in an email to ShippingWatch.

Photo: Höegh Autoliners

It has been a messy case for the carrier to say the least. But after more than a week's detention in Mombasa, Höegh Transporter has finally been released, after the Kenyan authorities found undeclared weapons on board, says Höegh Autoliners in an email to ShippingWatch.

The ship from the Norwegian company, of which A.P. Moeller-Maersk owns a 38.75 percent stake, brought a consignment of cars from the Indian city of Mumbai to the Kenyan port. From there, the cars are sent on to the UN peacekeeping mission in the DR Congo.

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