Chennai, Aug 8: According to a media report, after a six-hour long chase the Indian coastguard has detained a 'suspicious' North Korean ship carrying a cargo of sugar off the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Times of India reports that the ship, MV Musen dropped anchor without permission near Hut Bay island. Since the ship was trying to escape when approached the coastguard was forced to fire in the air.
On initial inspection, it was found that the ship was carrying sugar. There will more detailed inspections conducted on Saturday, Aug 8.