UNITED NATIONS After detailed discussions with the parties concerned, the UN Thursday held the captain of Pakistan-bound ship carrying decommissioned weaponry from a UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia responsible for the circumstances that led to its detention by Indian authorities. The MV Aegean Glory, a 500-foot-long Panama-registered ship, was seized by Indian customs authorities on Friday 50 kilometres south of Kolkata, claiming suspicious military cargo. A unilateral decision to alter the route was taken without consultation of the UN - thus arriving in Bangladesh first and then proceeding to India (Kolkata). This resulted in the Pakistani cargo still being on board of the ship upon arrival in India (contrary to the original plan), Associate Spokesman Farhan Haq said while responding to questions about the detained UN-contracted ship. That was not done in consultation with the UN, he added. Meanwhile, a report in The Wall Street Journal said India wasnt aware it was a peacekeeping vessel and wasnt given a manifest documenting the cargo that was headed to Pakistan. The Journal said the Aegean Glory was still being detained near Kolkata on Thursday, but expects the ship to be let go soon since it is now clear this was a UN operation. Containers on the ship wont be opened or searched, the official said. According to the newspaper, the Indian official questioned the use of private contractors to transport military cargo in such large quantities, given the threat of piracy. The Aegean Glory wasnt staffed with any security forces and the crew members werent carrying licensed arms to protect themselves, the official said. Daher Group, a frequent partner of the UN on such missions, did not respond to requests for comment. A UN official said it is standard procedure to transport weapons shipments and troops by commercial means through internationally organized tenders. The official said the UN tries to make sure that all shipments are secure.