Cargo ship cargo ship grounded in Nicaragua after being hit by a plane, but has since been allowed to dock in the country.
The cargo ship was heading from Colombia to Guatemala when it collided with a small plane, Nicaraguan news website La Prensa reported on Thursday.
Authorities said the accident happened while the cargo ship passed through Nicaraguan airspace and was flying to the Dominican Republic.
A cargo ship is seen as it arrives at the Port of Granada in Granada, Nicaragua.
Reuters/Juan Manuel Valdes/Handout via Reuters/File Nicaragua’s Foreign Ministry said it was investigating the incident and that it would ask the United Nations Security Council to hold a meeting to discuss what it calls a serious violation of the law.
The ministry also said it would hold a joint meeting with Costa Rica, the United States and Mexico to discuss the incident.
The Costa Rican foreign ministry had no immediate comment on the incident or the U.S. consulate in Costa Rica.
It is the third time in as many months a cargo ship has been grounded by a U.N. plane in Nicaragua.
Last month, a Costa Rican vessel carrying Venezuelan oil was forced to stop on the island nation of Nicosia, after the ship was struck by a tanker carrying Venezuelan crude.
Last year, a container ship that was en route to the United Arab Emirates was diverted in the Dominican republic after a plane crashed into it.
The U.K. government said on Wednesday it was halting all flights to the Caribbean island nation.
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S Aurora, one of several U.P. aircraft, was the last U.U.S.-operated aircraft to arrive at Costa Rica’s port on Thursday, according to local media reports.
The plane was on its way to the capital, San José, for a planned visit to the Uyuni National Park.
The Aurora was scheduled to arrive Thursday morning from the Ushuaia airbase in central Colombia.
It was carrying five U.B.C.-operated MQ-9 Reaper drones and three helicopters.
A Costa Rican civil defense official said the flight was “normal.”
U.C. Davis, a private research center that monitors the health and environmental impacts of human activity, said that its own research team is working to evaluate the accident.
“We have to continue to evaluate this incident,” said Mark Bancroft, a spokesman for the center.
“The U. Ushuia airport has a number of health and safety precautions in place, including the presence of medical personnel, but the U Davis team is not currently in the field, and we will monitor the situation and respond accordingly as appropriate.”
The crash was the first to be reported by U.T.O., a non-governmental organization that monitors accidents in Nicaragua and works to protect the environment.
It said that it has received reports of at least two cargo ships in the area that were hit by planes, but it could not confirm that reports.
Costa Rica is a U,B., and U.Z. member of the World Trade Organization.
Uyuia, the capital of Nicaragua, is located about 45 miles (64 kilometers) southwest of the city of San José.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.