Greek coastguard: Gaza-bound flotilla yacht sails to Egypt

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 17, 2011 04:37

One of the boats that was scheduled to take part in the Gaza-bound flotilla last week was sailing to Egypt from Greece, the Greek coastguard announced on Saturday. According to the coastguard, the Dignite/Al Karama left the tiny Greek island of Kastellorizo and sailed towards the Egyptian port of Alexandria.

Authorities said that the yacht was previously prevented from leaving the Greek island after it caused damage to a vessel belonging to the Greek coastguard following a minor collision. Even though Greece banned any ships planning to taking part in the flotilla from setting sail via its ports, the Dignite/Al Karama had previously attempted to sneak away last week in defiance of the ban. It was later stopped and taken to the port of Sitia on Crete.


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