The Spanish government has barred a Danish cargo ship from docking in Cartagena because it is allegedly carrying arms destined for Israel.

But operator H Folmer & Co of Copenhagen told TradeWinds a “mistake” has been made and the vessel expects to dock as normal in the Mediterranean port.

Transport minister Oscar Puente said on X that the 2,200-dwt Marianne Danica (built 1993) had asked to call at Cartagena, but will be refused entry.