Gaza activists leave stranded ship

November 14, 2010 19:27

ATHENS, Greece— Ten aid workers and seven Libyan officials left stranded on board a ship hired to carry aid from Libya to the Middle East disembarked Sunday and were waiting for their travel documents in order to leave Greece, a representative of a pro-Palestinian aid group said.

The captain of the ship, Strofades IV, and an official from the ship-owning company are being held overnight and face abduction charges, judicial authorities said Sunday. They will appear before an examining magistrate Monday.

The Greek-owned cargo ship broke its moorings at the Libyan port of Derna amid a chartering dispute on Wednesday and arrived at Piraeus Friday, with the aid workers — seven Britons, two Irish nationals and an Algerian — and the Libyan officials on board.

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