Ghana would cut off the supply of water, electricity and fuel to the frigate Libertad
Ghana, November 11, 2012
The AFP news agency published the statements of interim director of the port of Tema, Jacob Kwabla Adorkor, who said “they pointed guns at us and threatened to shoot if we dared to raise the boat. They pulled the gangplank, preventing us from boarding the ship.”
For its part, the Ministry of Defence of Argentina said the marine on Wednesday prevented the transfer of the ship, “the port authority intended to address and remove the ship by force, without a court order.”
Meanwhile, port spokesman Lawrence Atumbine said “we plan on Monday to cut off (…) water, electricity and fuel.”
The Argentine Ministry of Defense said that employees of the port “placed a crane” to access the ship, having cut the supply of water and electricity. In this situation, the captain ordered to raise the gangplank to avoid the boarding.
The ship has been detained since October 2 by order of a court of Ghana, who accepted the claim of the NML Capital Fund, which is part of the so-called “vulture funds” for unpaid debt bonds from Argentina’s economic crisis of 2001 .
Note that this fund did not enter the debt exchange led by the former president Néstor Kirchner in 2005 and the other by Cristina Kirchner in 2010, which involved 93% of the bondholders.