May 23, 2013
Two Navy officials relieved from command over Libertad incident
In a written statement, the Ministry of Defence informed that it had relieved two Navy officials from their command and had opened up an investigation against them over the decision to make the Libertad frigate dock in Ghana, where it has remained impounded for the last ten days due to a vulture fund claim.
Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli relieved Navy’s Secretary Luis María González Day and Doctrine and Organization General Director Alfredo Mario Blanco from their command over the impounding of the Libertad.
According to the official statement, an investigation was opened in order to determine responsibilities in the decision to make the Libertad frigate dock in the Tema port.
For the last 12 days, the Libertad has remained impounded in the Tema port, Ghana, due to a vulture fund’s request to do so in a local court.