Spanish Navy Blocks Kuwaiti Ship’s Cargo With AM-Gulf Rdp, Bjt
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) _ Naval authorities Thursday blocked a Kuwaiti freighter from unloading cotton in this northeastern port, enforcing the U.N. embargo on Iraq and occupied Kuwait, a spokesman said.
The Kuwaiti-flagged Trident Arrow had picked up cotton in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and made a port call at Leixoes, Portugal, before arriving in Barcelona, according to the navy spokesman who spoke on condition of anonymity. The cargo ship intended to unload 1,100 tons of cotton here.
The ship is owned by the United Arab Shipping Co. of Kuwait, which has offices in London. The offices could not be reached by telephone for comment Thursday.
In Madrid, Merchant Marine spokesman Francisco Suarez Llanos said naval authorities in Spain have been ordered to prohibit all trade involving ships owned by or contracted by Iraq and Kuwait. The United Nations ordered the embargo on Aug. 6, four days after Iraq invaded Kuwait.