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Mozambique Refuses to Let Crew Disembark from Israeli Freighter

October 10, 1967
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Crew members of the 30,000 -ton Israeli freighter Ein Geddi, anchored for refueling at Mozambique, East Africa, were forbidden to go ashore, according to a message received at Haifa today by the Zim Lines, owners of the vessel. The reason given for the action by the Mozambique authorities was what they called “a diplomatic conflict.”

The Ein Geddi was chartered for two sailings from the United States to India with a cargo of bulk grain. She had unloaded her last shipment and was on the way back to Haifa when the ship put in at Mozambique for water and fuel. There are 36 members of the ship’s crew, all Israelis.

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