May 7, 2008
Arms ship An Yue Jiang leaves Angola without unloading weapons
A ship suspected of trying to deliver a shipment of arms to the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe has reportedly left Angola without unloading the arms.
The ITF and ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) report the following news received from trade unionists in Angola: the An Yue Jiang has left Luanda after unloading a cargo of cement and construction material only. No attempt was made to offload any armaments, and the ship sailed after taking on fuel and food. Trade unionists, including from the port workersÕ union, maintained a watch on the ship and what came off and went on it throughout its stay in port. The police were also present.