Hello everyone, I am looking for examples of neutrally-flagged vessels, of any size/occupation, being used for espionage or smuggling purposes on behalf of the Axis or Allies in any theatre of WW2. Two examples I am aware of: The Portuguese fishing support vessel Gil Eannes was used as a spy ship for the Axis via its radio operator, Gastao de Freitas Ferraz, who transmitted info to the Germans about Allied naval movement in the Atlantic during the runup to Operation Torch. Ferraz's activites were uncovered and he was arrested by the Royal Navy while at sea. In Portuguese Macau, there was a local smuggling ring that helped transship tungsten to occupied Hong Kong for the Japanese. The tungsten was sourced from the interior of China via a collaborationist Chinese business in Guangzhou, and the financing for the operation was carried out in Macau using HK dollars and Japanese military scrip.