BERLIN — Germany said Saturday it was looking into a report that weapons bound for the Syrian regime were loaded onto a German-owned ship.
Der Spiegel weekly reported that the Atlantic Cruiser was halted in the Mediterranean after its owners were warned it was suspected to be carrying Iranian military equipment to Tartus, Syria.
It quoted shipping agent Torsten Lueddeke of Hamburg-based C.E.G. Bulk Chartering as saying: “We stopped the ship after we received information on the weapons cargo.” He said the ship had been chartered to Odessa, Ukraine-based company called White Whale Shipping and “We had been told that the cargo contained pumps and other machinery,” according to the report. — AP