DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 26, 2002
NATO, Greek and Israeli navies are scouring three seas - the eastern Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Aegean - for a cargo ship, the 1,600-ton Tonga-flagged Cristi, which is believed to be carrying a band of al Qaeda terrorists to a fresh target. Greek and Israeli authorities are on high alert.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 14, 2002
The searches that Geiger counter-packing FBI agents conducted on the Liberian-registered freighter Palermo Senator that steamed into New York on Monday, September 9, left no doubt that the United States has strong suspicions or credible information - that Iraq or the al Qaeda terrorist organization - or both - have nuclear weapons. Only recently have US port authorities taken to examining incoming merchant vessels for radiation.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 14, 2002
Today's sea pirates could not be more different from the romantic buccaneers of old Hollywood movies; they are organized in ruthless armed gangs, some of them paramilitary in nature and backed by powerful figures in various Third World regimes. Some belong to organized criminal organizations. These lawless gangs are equipped with the latest technology and weapons, computer equipment, satellite positioning and satellite gear. They have speedboats that can evade the sparse patrol vessels plying vulnerable sea-lanes.
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