'Suspicious ship' puts Konkan coast on alert

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Goa, Konkan Coast
Pananji, Jul 31: Following a tip off on a 'suspiciously moving ship' heading towards Goa, the Konkan coast has been put on high alert.

Based on inputs from fishermen, Sindhudurg (Maharashtra) police passed on the information of the suspicious ship to the Goa police.

"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, said on Friday, Jul 31.

Atmaram Deshpande, Superintendent of Police (Special Branch) has revealed that the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard have launched off a search mission immediately.

There is no specific information on the details of the ship. And of the ship is not found then the inputs are wrong, said Deshpande. The boat was expected to reach the coast by Friday, Jul 31 morning.

"These days there is hardly any ship movement in the sea due to rough weather. So, if there is any vessel, it is not difficult to locate it," Deshpande said.

After the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, the possibility of a terrorists entering the country from the sea has come as a harsh reality. The vigilance along the coast has been intensified and nothing will be left to chance, says Goa police.

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