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Liberia’s coast guard chief, maritime security chief and high ranking government officials have since visited the scene and an investigation is under way.

Officials told residents that the abandoned vessel posed no security threat, according to Farbric Radio.

All communications and other major parts of the ship were removed before authorities arrived to inspect the vessel. There were no recent operational documents on board, just some papers dating between 2009 and 2014.

Armed police officers were stationed at the ship after several arrests were made for looting, though some of the stolen property – including crude oil – has been retrieved, according to a Farbric Radio update.

Source RT

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