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Off the Radar Maritime Security Watch - Week 21

Maritime Security 
Watch Week 21

India: From Mumbai to Goa, via sea: 15 hrs aboard ANGRIYA
23.05.2018: The final approval to operate Mumbai-Goa passenger ship services is in and the ship started its sea trial on Wednesday evening. The sea trial involves sailing the ship from Mumbai to Goa and back. On Wednesday, the sea trial commenced at 5 pm, off the spruced up Domestic Cruise Terminal near Ferry Wharf. The ship is likely to return to Mumbai either on Friday or Sunday depending upon the weather situation generated by the cyclonic storm ‘Mekunu’ in the Arabian Sea. The vessel, Angriya, will start its sail at 5pm from Mumbai and take 15 hours to reach Panaji in Goa. Similar will be the schedule to sail from Goa to Mumbai. The ship, which can accommodate 400 people, will be operated on alternate days from either port. “The Directorate General of Shipping” has giving its final nod to commence revenue service between Mumbai and Goa.

Pakistan: Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) seize smuggled goods in a 40-feet container loaded with smuggled betel nut, cigarettes, in Karachi
21.05.2018: Anti-Smuggling Organization (ASO) of MCC Preventive Karachi has foiled another attempt of smuggling and seized goods worth Rs10 million. Information was received through Collector Dr. Iftikhar to the effect that a 40-feet container loaded with smuggled betel nut, cigarettes and miscellaneous goods such as adults’ creams, lotions, lubricants, sprays as well as naswar etc. was being unloaded near Mauripur area. On the directives of Additional Collector Amir Thaim, Deputy Collector ASO Mohammad Faisal mobilized the team and swiftly intercepted the said container after tumultuous situation created by smugglers and seized smuggled goods of more than Rs 10 million in value. Investigations are underway.

Mayotte: 97 repressed Mayotte arrived Monday at the port of Mutsamudu aboard the Gombessa
23.05.2018: The military and civilian leaders of the port of Mutsamudu in Anjouan sought to have from Moroni "an authorization to re-admit the evicted from the Comorian island of Mayotte". The boat was blocked for several hours. The Director of the National Agency of Maritime Affairs, Said Salim, took over the operation and ordered the port authorities to accept the 97 people asserting with them with orders from the president's chief of staff. Mission accomplished. Lambassadnce de France in Moroni was quick to confide his joy in speaking of a resumption of expulsions. It must be said that the detention center of Pamandzi is currently archi-saturated, expulsions may resume again with the complicity of Moroni. Visa deposits of Comorian citizens are systematically rejected.

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