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Guyana's government said Friday that Venezuela's navy has detained a ship operated by a U.S. oil company in waters disputed by the neighboring South American countries.

The ship, which has five U.S. citizens on board, was conducting a seismic survey under contract for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. on Thursday when it was stopped by a Venezuelan navy vessel. It was ordered to sail under escort to Margarita Island in Venezuela, the Guyanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

"It was then clear that the vessel and its crew were not only being escorted out of Guyana's waters, but were under arrest," the ministry said. "These actions by the Venezuelan naval vessel are unprecedented in Guyana Venezuela relations."

Venezuela said it legitimately detained the vessel for operating without authorization in its waters. Its government said the ship, Teknik PerOceander, was expected to arrive on Margarita Island on Saturday.

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Re: Venezuela detains ship in waters claimed by Guyana (US Flagged Vessel)
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2013, 09:09:36 PM »
All hands on deck!  Major distracting crisis ahead,

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