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Mysterious ship near Juhu creates panic

mumbai Updated: Aug 11, 2011 02:17 IST

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After MT Pavit ran aground off Juhu beach, rumours of another mysterious ship moving in the same area on Wednesday rung alarm bells in the security establishment. Deployment of forces on board the vessel proved that there was no cause for panic or suspicion.

Responding promptly to a call from police control room about the sighting of a suspicious vessel off Madh-Juhu area reported by fishermen, the Indian Coast Guard diverted their vessel ICGS Varuna and a Chetak helicopter to investigate the vessel, a Coast Guard release said.

The vessel was boarded by the Coast Guard officials and it was confirmed that it was a new ore carrier (barge) named Mogri on passage from Vasai to Goa with a crew of nine members.