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The Liberian Star is a shipping liner that was owned by Major Winston Yu and his criminal organization, Snakehead, a branch of SCORPIA. It appeared only in the novel Snakehead.[1]


Captain Hermann de Wynter steered this vessel for the Snakehead gang. The Liberian Star smuggled people from country to country under the guise of a shipping liner for a cheap toy company, Unwin Toys.

The refugees paid a high price to be shipped out of the country and were often converged in Bangkok, India to begin the journey to a different country. There they were contacted, brought to the shipping yard, and locked in toy containers to be boated across the ocean.[1]

The Liberian Star was critically damaged following the events of Snakehead after Alex Rider used two exploding coins to disrupt its systems.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz