The Israeli Navy on Sunday boarded a ship sailing from Mersin, Turkey to Haifa, Israel on Sunday after the ship’s crew alerted port authorities of a disturbance on board at around 3 a.m., Hareetz reported.
According to Haaretz, a stowaway was discovered on board as he attempted to set the vessel on fire. The ship’s crew alerted port authorities and, according to some reports, locked themselves in the bridge for safety as the man caused disruption until the Israeli Navy boarded the ship. The Israeli Navy searched the ship for several hours and has since arrested the man.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) issued a statement and said the incident was taken under control in cooperation with the Israeli police and in coordination with the ship’s crew. The suspect was handed over to the Israeli police forces.
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