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Navy intercepts suspicious ship sailing near Goa

india Updated: Jul 31, 2009 15:57 IST

The Indian Navy and the Coast Guard have intensified their patrolling off Konkan coast following intelligence inputs that a suspicious ship was heading toward Goa.

Goa police received the intelligence inputs last night from their counterparts in Sindhudurg (Maharashtra) which alerted them about a "suspiciously moving ship".

Navy on alert"We were informed by Goa police about such movement of the ship. But we are still verifying the reports," Captain Manohar Nambiar, public relation officer, Indian Navy, told PTI on Friday.

The Sindhudurg police had based their inputs on the information provided by the fishermen.

There were no specific details about the vessel. The information did not even mention whether it was a large ship or small trawler-like vessel, a senior police official said.

"The Indian Navy and the Coast Guard launched search mission immediately after the inputs were conveyed to them but till now we have not received any feedback. That means the vessel was not traced or inputs were improper," Atmaram Deshpande, Superintendent of Police (Special Branch), said.