Navy, Coast Guard in pursuit of suspect shipNovember 27th, 2008 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.27 (ANI): The Indian Navy has intercepted and boarded MV Alpha, a Vietnamese registered ship, which is suspected to have dropped the terrorists off the coast of Mumbai.
The crew of the ship is being questioned.
“The Coast Guard and Navy chased the MV Alpha. They are being assisted by Dornier aircraft and surface ships. The navy has enhanced patrolling from the Mumbai coast up to Gujarat,” said Captain Nambiar, the defence Public Relations Officer.
The Navy’’s Leander class frigate ”Vindhyagiri” and naval helicopters from the INS Kunjali were involved in pursuit of the merchant vessel.
“40 marine commandos carried out an anti-terror operation in South Mumbai and rescued 300 people this morning one Marine Commando (MARCO) has been injured,” said Nambiar.
Bags, full with cash, ammunition and credit cards, have been recovered by the commandos. (ANI)
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