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Gun wielding crew bars officials from boarding the Libertad

12 Nov 2012 11:35
According to News24, sailors aboard an Argentina navy sailing ship seized in a billion-dollar international debt controversy brandished weapons to block Ghanaian officials from moving the vessel to a less busy dock.
Ports officials say the ship's current location prevents other vessels from berthing, costing the agency tens of thousands of dollars a day in lost fees, reports News24.

Last week, Ghanaian judge Richard Agyei-Frimpong ruled that the Libertad should be moved from its current position while Argentina fights a court order to hold the ship against payment of $1.3bn to a group holding bonds on which Argentina defaulted in 2002.

Ghana's government has not commented on the show of force against officials of this African nation, News24 says.

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