The Israel Navy arrested a stowaway aboard a Turkish merchant ship on Sunday after the man attempted to set the vessel ablaze outside Haifa Port.

The incident onboard the MSC Canberra, which was anchored 9 km. off the coast of Haifa, began around 3 a.m., when the port administration received a call that an unknown individual had begun to break items on board and tried to set fire to parts of the ship.