Ship carrying arms detained by Indian Coast Guards in Tuticorin

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    CHENNAI: The Indian Coast Guard has detained a ship which had 25 security guards and arms on board after it was intercepted off Cape Comorin on Saturday.

    The ship, Seaman Guard, registered in Sierra Leone, has been brought to Tuticorin port. "The ship was spotted by our vessel off Cape Comorin and have brought it to the port. Officials are inspecting the vessel and further details are awaited," a coast guard official told TOI.

    Sources said the ship was carrying security men to guard it from pirate attack. It is said to be a registered in a private company's name in the African country of Sierra Leone.

    Ship carrying arms detained by Indian Coast Guards in Tuticorin - The Times of India

    http://www.dnaindia.com/india/1902736/report-indian-coast-guard-detains-foreign-vessel
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    US ship with armed guards detained at Tuticorin; no papers authorising possession of arms

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    New Delhi: The Indian Coast Guard on Friday detained a vessel, belonging to a US-based firm, with 10 crew and 25 security guards on board off Kanyakumari coast.

    Semi-automatic weapons were found aboard the vessel, MV Seaman Guard. The crew, reportedly, did not have documents authorising them to carry these weapons.

    The vessel, registered in Sierra Leone (West Africa), has been towed to Tuticorin port for further investigations.

    "Further investigation of the ship would be undertaken by the coastal police for ascertaining its involvement in arms trafficking," said a press release by the Coast Guard.

    US ship with armed guards detained at Tuticorin; no papers authorising possession of arms | NDTV.com
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    WOW !!! 25 security guards
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    Guess that is carrying arms for the Syrian rebels... else why the need for 25 security guards...
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    or may be free weapons for naxals
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    what was the destination of this ship?

    by the way good job ICG
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    And where would they dock the ship?
    Well maybe its ordered by Congress to arm and protect the "minority"
    Elections are near...
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    Guranteed.....and if coast guards work honestly then i don't think naxals will get any such freebies.
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    Centre seeks report on detained American ship

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    The Indian Coast Guard had intercepted and detained MV Seaman Guard Ohio on Sunday.

    Taking a serious view of the suspicious movement of an American ship in Indian waters, the Centre on Monday sought a report from the Tamil Nadu government on the vessel which was detained for carrying arms and buying diesel unauthorisedly.

    The Home Ministry conveyed to the Tamil Nadu government and other agencies involved in probing the case to find out details of the ship, the crew members and its armed guards and also its purpose of cruising in Indian territorial waters.

    “We want a detailed report. It is a serious matter as the ship was carrying arms and bought diesel in India illegally,” a Home Ministry official said.

    The vessel, MV Seaman Guard Ohio, whose crew included eight Indians, was intercepted and detained by the Indian Coast Guard about 15 nautical miles east of Tuticorin on Saturday.

    An FIR has been registered against 10 crew members and 25 guards of the detained ship by the Tamil Nadu Marine Police for illegally carrying arms and ammunition.

    Besides, a case under the Essential Commodities Act has also been registered for buying 1,500 litres of diesel illegally with the help of a local shipping agent.

    A senior Marine Police official said the ship, stated to be belonging to a US-based firm offering maritime security, was not authorised to enter the Indian waters and its mandate was largely confined to regions in the Indian Ocean like the Gulf of Aden, a hotbed of piracy.

    Police has intensified probe to ascertain the motive behind the vessel’s entry into Indian waters.

    The ship has 10 crew members, comprising two Ukranians and eight Indians. The vessel also has 25 security guards (6 British, 14 Estonian, 1 Ukranian and 4 Indians).

    Centre seeks report on detained American ship - The Hindu
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    yea but what is it doing off the coast of India ?
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    Kinda strange !! What are they doing near India? Is it another CIA's sh@t mission??
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    It is very confusing that the same time Aaj tak reporting that this ship came from China and when it refueled in Cochin it did not have any weapon at that time. And crew members not telling a single word where this ship was going. Something fishy very fishy.
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    कहीं आतंकियों के लिए तो नहीं थे चीनी शिप में लदे हथियार

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    Crew members of the detained ship

    भारतीय तटरक्षक बल (इंडियन कोस्ट गार्ड्स) ने तमिलनाडु के तुतिकोरिन तट से शुक्रवार को जिस जलयान (Ship) को पकड़ा है, उसका संबंध अवैध हथियार सप्लाई कराने वाले अंतरराष्ट्रीय गिरोह से हो सकता है. कोस्ट गार्ड के सूत्रों से मिली जानकारी तो यही इशारा कर रही है. इसकी भी जांच की जा रही है कि कहीं ये हथियार आतंकियों के लिए तो नहीं लाए जा रहे थे.

    अगर कोई भी पोत हथियार ले जा रहा होता है तो इसकी जानकारी पहले से देना जरूरी होता है, लेकिन इस जहाज के सदस्यों ने किसी तरह की कोई पूर्व जानकारी नहीं दी थी. 45 दिनों से भारतीय सीमा में घूम रहा जहाज अब जबकि पकड़ में आ गया है तो इसके सदस्य अपने डेस्टिनेशन का खुलासा भी नहीं कर रहे हैं.

    सूत्रों से मिली जानकारी के अनुसार, हो सकता है कि इस जहाज पर मौजूद हथियारों को दूसरे जहाज को सौंपना हो. सूत्रों ने बताया कि इसके क्रू मेंबर्स से सभी मामलों में पूछताछ की जा रही है. यह जहाज कुछ महीने पहले ईंधन के लिए कोच्चि आया था. तब उस पर हथियार नहीं थे. तब और अब के बीच में यह जहाज कहां-कहां गया, इसकी पूरी जानकारी जुटाने की कोशिश की जा रही है.

    अगर कोई भी पोत हथियार ले जा रहा होता है तो इसकी जानकारी पहले से देना जरूरी होता है, लेकिन इस जहाज के सदस्यों ने किसी तरह की कोई पूर्व जानकारी नहीं दी थी. 45 दिनों से भारतीय सीमा में घूम रहा जहाज अब जबकि पकड़ में आ गया है तो इसके सदस्य अपने डेस्टिनेशन का खुलासा भी नहीं कर रहे हैं.

    सूत्रों से मिली जानकारी के अनुसार, हो सकता है कि इस जहाज पर मौजूद हथियारों को दूसरे जहाज को सौंपना हो. सूत्रों ने बताया कि इसके क्रू मेंबर्स से सभी मामलों में पूछताछ की जा रही है. यह जहाज कुछ महीने पहले ईंधन के लिए कोच्चि आया था. तब उस पर हथियार नहीं थे. तब और अब के बीच में यह जहाज कहां-कहां गया, इसकी पूरी जानकारी जुटाने की कोशिश की जा रही है.

    आतंकी घुसपैठ की शंका से कड़ी नजर

    इन हथियारों को किस उद्देश्य से शिप पर रखा गया था, यह तो अभी तक स्पष्ट नहीं हो सका है, लेकिन तमिलनाडु के तटीय इलाकों पर आतंकी घुसपैठ की आशंका के चलते सुरक्षा कड़ी कर दी गई है. मुंबई में 26/11 को हुए हमले के लिए भी आतंकियों ने समुद्री रास्ता अपनाया था.

    क्या वाकई एंटी पायरेसी मिशन पर था शिप

    इस शिप के क्रू मेंबर्स का कहना है कि वे एंटी पायरेसी मिशन पर थे. गौरतलब है कि 2006 के बाद से सोमालिया में पायरेसी अटैक काफी बढ़ गए थे. तब यूनाइटेड नेशंस सिक्योरिटी काउंसिल और आईएमओ ने आर्म्ड गार्ड्स रखने की इजाजत दी थी. इसके बाद समुद्र में मर्चेंट शिप्स को सुरक्षा मुहैया कराने के लिए कई एजेंसियां खुल गईं और वे एजेंट आर्म्ड गार्ड्स देने लगीं.

    लेकिन क्या यह शिप एंटी पायरेसी मिशन पर था, इस बात को लेकर आशंका है. कारण ये है कि एक तो इन्होंने किसी को हथियारों की जानकारी नहीं दी थी. शिप के लिए अवैध रूप से ईंधन खरीदा गया. भारतीय सीमा में 45 दिनों से यह जहाज घूम रहा था और वह भी बिना कोई सूचना दिए. शिप के कैप्टन ने पकड़े जाने के बाद कहा था कि वे एक घंटे के भीतर डॉक्यूमेंट्स दिखा देंगे, लेकिन अब तक वे ऐसा नहीं कर पाए हैं.

    शक का एक कारण यह भी है कि यह** जहाज अमेरिका में बना है और इस पर पश्चिम अफ्रीका का झंडा लगा था. यही नहीं, इस जहाज का रजिस्ट्रेशन चीन में हुआ है.


    navy seized ship seems to be a part of international gun running ring: ??????: ?? ??

    If anybody don't able to read Hindi then I can't help him/her. So please use Google translator though some distorted translation will come out.
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    If you think of all the trouble spots...
    1. India,
    2. Philippines
    3. Southern Thailand.
    4. Pakistan
    5. Iraq.
    6. Syria.
    7. Libya
    8. North Korea
    and other countries in South America.. a lot of potential buyers.

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