The sightseeing vessel Malaga was stolen from Stavanger in the Mediterranean Sea and brought into the port of Malaga, Spain, on Tuesday, according to the company responsible for the vessel.
The Malaga is being held by a team of Greek and Spanish police officials who are trying to recover the stolen camera, according the company, which operates two ships and several other cruise lines.
The theft comes amid increasing tensions in the region, with tensions between the Maltese government and the ruling party.
The cruise line said it would try to recover all of the stolen equipment from the vessel’s hull before it leaves Malta on Wednesday.
It said it had notified the Spanish coast guard, but it has not yet contacted the Maltais.
In a statement, the company said the footage camera is owned by a third party and that it is not part of its operation.
It noted that while the vessel is in Malta, there are many more cruise lines operating from the Mediterranean.