Nitin A. Gokhale
Oct. 14, 2013

The Indian Coast Guard on Friday intercepted and detained a vessel belonging to a US-based firm off the coast of Kanyakumari. MV Seaman Guard had 10 crew and 25 armed security guards on board.

The crew and guards have not been able to satisfactorily explain why they had entered Indian waters, sources in defence agencies have said.

Semi-automatic weapons have been found on board the ship, but sources say, the crew has failed to produce the necessary documents required to carry such weapons.

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