Two crew members of Polar Nanoq arrested

Control of the Polar Nanoq was overtaken by the Icelandic …

Control of the Polar Nanoq was overtaken by the Icelandic police. mbl.is

Two members of the crew of Greenlandic trawler the Polar Nanoq were arrested by the special armed unit of the Icelandic police at noon today when they arrived via National Coastguard helicopter at the vessel. This has been confirmed by the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police. 

Police have furthermore taken over control of the ship, set to dock in Hafnarfjörður later this evening.  The operation went fast and well and police met with no resistance. 

The two men will be interrogated later on tonight when the ship arrives.  Police believe that they have information on the disappearance of Birna Brjánsdóttir, missing since early Saturday morning.  Police would not confirm whether they were suspected of a criminal offence. 

Police would furthermore like to thank the National Coastguard and the crew of Danish coastguard vessel the HDMS Triton for their help. 

Divers and rescue teams searching for Birna Brjánsdóttir at Hafnarfjörður …

Divers and rescue teams searching for Birna Brjánsdóttir at Hafnarfjörður harbour. Iceland Monitor/ Ómar Óskarsson

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