February 4, 2000 |
Faced with a sharp increase in smuggling of Iraqi oil in defiance of a U.N. embargo, the U.S. Navy seized a Russian-flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf and ordered it to port, where chemical tests can be made to determine the origin of its cargo, the Clinton administration said Thursday. The Russian Foreign Ministry protested the seizure and demanded immediate release of the ship and its crew. Moscow said the cargo was from Iran, not Iraq. However, U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1998 |
Eighteen people have been charged with trying to smuggle 156 illegal Chinese immigrants into the United States. Assistant U.S. Atty. Alberto Arevalo said the defendants, indicted by a federal grand jury Monday, entered not guilty pleas in U.S. District Court. The ship carrying the immigrants, the Chih Yung, was stopped off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, by the U.S. Coast Guard Aug. 27 and detained offshore until Friday, when it was escorted into the San Diego Naval Station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1992
A fishing trawler seized on the high seas for attempting to smuggle Chinese immigrants into the United States was escorted into port by a Coast Guard cutter Thursday. The 150-foot Jinn Yin No. 1 was intercepted Tuesday in the Pacific Ocean about 400 miles off San Diego after the Coast Guard captured the yacht Liberated Lady with 85 immigrants aboard in U.S. waters three miles off San Pedro. The immigrants were from China, U.S. authorities said.
May 1, 1991 |
A Polish fishing vessel accused of operating illegally in American waters was seized in the Bering Sea by the Coast Guard and was being escorted Tuesday to a port in the Aleutian Islands, authorities said.
January 13, 1991 |
The government said Saturday that a "peace boat" detained by blockading Western navies has been forced to unload its cargo in Oman. The Ibn Khaldoon, carrying 250 women peace activists and a cargo that included food, was halted in the Arabian Sea last month by Australian, British and U.S. warships enforcing the U.N. trade embargo.
October 14, 1990 |
Soviet authorities on Saturday released a Greenpeace ship seized in icy Soviet seas north of the Arctic Circle during a protest against the Kremlin's plans to resume testing of nuclear weapons there. They expelled the ship, the MV Greenpeace, from Soviet waters, and freed without charge four activists who had landed on the forbidden territory of the Novaya Zemlya testing range.