Tug ANDREAS was intercepted

Ship with 10 tons of hashish intercepted in Greek waters

Tug ANDREAS was intercepted by Greek Coast Guard on the night Dec 6 in Mediterranean sea near Chrisi island, south of Ierapetra, Crete, on suspicion of drug trafficking. Tug was taken to Agia Galini port, southwest Crete, and searched. About 10 tons of hashish were found in tug’s cargo hold, hidden beneath drums. All 6 crew of Syrian nationality were arrested. Shootout said to take place during seizure of the ship.

Tug ANDREAS, IMO 5390979, GT 196, built 1959, flag Tanzania.