American ship detained in disputed waters off Venezuelan coast

Posted on October 14, 2013 • Filed under: Expatriate Arrested, Latin America

The BBC reports that Guyana says the Venezuelan navy has entered its territorial waters and detained a US-operated ship. The government said the Venezuelan actions in the disputed Essequibo region constituted “a serious threat to peace in the region”. The ship belongs to Texas-based company Anadarko, which has been granted a contract to look for oil in the area. Caracas has said the ship was operating illegally in Venezuelan waters. The US has declined to comment on the seizure. Read article

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