Mumbai, Nov 27: Indian Navy has captured a ship named MV Alpha, 112 km from here, that reportedly smuggled the terrorists in Mumbai from Karachi.
A CG spokesman said that searches were being carried out on board the ship but declined to elaborate
"The Naval and Coast Guards ships have since this morning intercepted and checked antecedents of all the vessels operating or moored around the metropolis," Vice-admiral J S Bedi Flag Officer Commanding in Chief Western Naval Command said earlier in the day.
The surveillance of large areas of the Arabian Sea is still on, Bedi said as he disclosed that two Naval War Ships along with vessels from the Coast Guard, Helicopter and Dronniers Maritime reconnaissance Aircraft were involved in the massive sea-hunt.
These comments come in the wake of eye-witnesses saying they had seen young men in their early twenties carrying heavy rucksacks disgorge from High Speed Boats off the Gateway of India.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has said earlier today that the terrorists got ashore in South Mumbai from boats.
"We have been boarding number of vessels and so far we have found that most of the ships searched has valid papers," the Admiral told a news channel.
Damle said the Navy was assisting Mumbai police and NSG in the operations against the terrorists.