Friday, June 04, 2010
MV Rachel Corrie seized by Israel
Minutes ago the Cambodian-flagged MV Rachel Corrie was seized by an Israeli boarding party. More details as they emerge. The crew of the vessel consists of five Irish, five Malaysians, four Indonesians, and a Scottish captain.
No injuries are reported in the seizure. It is being reported that the ship and its crew will be taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod.
MV [motor vessel] Rachel Corrie is a 499 Gross Tonnage coaster owned and operated by the Irish arm of the Free Gaza Movement. The ship is named in honor of Rachel Corrie, an American member of the International Solidarity Movement who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer during a protest in 2003.
Additional pictures of the MV Rachel Corrie, her crew, and her cargo. More details about the ship and those aboard her.