The UK has made moves to stop a cargo vessel allegedly carrying refurbished Russian-made attack helicopters from completing its journey to Syria.
The MV Alaed had its insurance withdrawn by The Standard Club in London while it was about 50 miles (80.4km) off Scotland's north coast.
Withdrawal of insurance had prevented the MV Alaed from sailing until its owner could secure new cover.
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said the ship was returning to Russia.
Mr Hague told the House of Commons: "We have in place a European Union arms embargo on Syria.
Source and full story: BBC News, 19 June 2012