From AP, with thanks to Twostellas:
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) – U.S. experts were examining 900 tonnes of explosives aboard a Canadian-owned but Libyan-flag cargo ship that arrived last week at Puerto Cortes, 220 kilometres north of the Honduran capital, officials said.
The MV Abdul Rahman failed to report it was carrying the explosives, in violation of rules that require 72 hours advance notice, according to Honduran authorities. “The U.S. investigators arrived 24 hours ago and maybe tomorrow will authorize the departure of the ship,” Puerto Cortes Superintendent Oscar Contreras said Tuesday….
The ship’s Canadian owner, Egyptian captain and a first officer from the Sudan have been charged by Honduran prosecutors with illegally transporting explosives and threatening the environmental security of Puerto Cortes. They were fined $10,000 US.
Authorities identified the owner as Hassan Bachacha of Canada, but gave no other details….
The ship apparently took on the explosives at the Mexican Gulf Coast port of Tampico. It was due to stop in Suriname, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic after leaving Honduras.