Marianne of Gothenburg, a humanitarian aid vessel headed to Gaza Strip from Sweden was approached by three Israeli military boats early on Monday in international waters and afterwards intercepted by the Israeli military, according to the official statement by the Ship to Gaza initiative.
When the contact with the vessel was lost because of the jammer-equipped Israeli boats, the foundation published a press release about the situation aboard.
"At 00.57 (GTM+2) we had our last contact with Ship to Gaza's trawler Marianne of Gothenburg. We were informed that the three military vessels who identified themselves as Israeli navy, has now moved even closer. The distance was estimated to 500 meters. The position was located to 31° 43' North, 32° 33' East, about 105 nautical miles from the destination Gaza city," the press release read.
Marianne was in international waters when it was approached by the Israeli navy boats.
After a while, it was confirmed by the initiative that the vessel was intercepted by Israeli military and was being escorted to Ashdod port.