Bulk carrier released after thorough search
The Gibraltar Police confirmed the release of the 'Sider Venture', after it has been the subject of an interdepartmental operation in the waters of Peñón. The ship was stopped and boarded on Sep 15, 2020, as it entered in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters after setting sail from Colombia a fortnight ago. It was boarded by armed officers, who were assisted by officers from HM Customs, Gibraltar Defence Police and the Gibraltar Port Authority in the search. Fot two days a search has been carried out, but no illicit has been found, so the ship has been released.
Dead stowaway found during unloading operations
A dead stowaway was found aboard the "Sian C" after the ship entered the port of Philadelphia on May 7, 2015. The body was found when sacks with cacao were unloaded by port workers. The ship had come from the Ivory coast. The police tried to investigate the identiy of the man.Upload News