1.5 tons cocaine bust on German freighter with Russian crew

General cargo ship UNISPIRIT was searched by Brazilian Federal Police on Oct 2 at Sao Sebastiao Port, Brazil, where the ship is presently berthed. 1.5 tons of cocaine were found hidden in big bags with corn, loaded at Sao Sebastiao, and bound for Cadiz, Spain. No crew arrests were made so far, hopefully crew is not implicated. Crew is said to be Russian, but probably, it’s partially Russian, and includes other nationalities.
General cargo ship UNISPIRIT, IMO 9356402, dwt 9775, built 2006, flag Antigua, manager HELD BEREEDERUNGS GMBH & CO KG / UNIATLANTICO Shipping GmbH & Co KG, Hamburg, Germany (charter) – EQUASIS/AIS.

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My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.