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April 22, 2012 2:38 pm

IDF Commandos Board Ship Suspected of Carrying Arms to Gaza

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The Liberian-flagged cargo ship 'Beethoven' intercepted some 160 miles off Israel's coast.

JPost – Commandos from the Navy’s elite unit Flotilla 13 boarded a vessel, the HS Beethoven, in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday night that was allegedly trying to smuggle weaponry to the Gaza Strip.

The ship was detected about 160 miles from Israel flying a Liberian flag and was intercepted by Israel Navy vessels. Commandos boarded the ship with the captain’s consent and were searching for weapons.

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