Greece Impounds Vehicles Bound for Libya

IHS Jane’s 360 reports that Greece has impounded 16 armoured vehicles destined for Libya, as they contravene the UN embargo on deliveries of military and paramilitary equipment to the country.

The vehicles included eight Streit Group Typhoon 4×4 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles (MRAPs), similar to the one pictured, five armoured Toyota Land Cruisers, two armoured BMW sedans, and one armoured Mercedes sedan.

According to the Greek announcement, the armoured vehicles had been transported on MV Tychy , which had called at La Spezia, Italy, prior to calling at Piraeus, and was scheduled to travel to Turkey and then Libya.

The vessel itself was not seized and was allowed to proceed to Turkey.

(Source: IHS Jane’s 360)

One Response to Greece Impounds Vehicles Bound for Libya

  1. Thomas July 30, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

    According to a customs spokesman, the vehicles contravene the UN embargo on deliveries of military and paramilitary equipment to Libya.

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