Boat That Sparked Scare Belongs To Australian, Says Minister: 10 Information

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Three AK-47 rifles and a few bullets had been discovered on the boat.

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’s Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has stated the boat carrying three AK-47s belongs to an Australian couple who deserted it after engine hassle. Prima facie, there isn’t any terror angle, however it’s unclear why it was carrying arms.

Listed here are 10 newest updates on the massive story:

  1. The broken boat was discovered close to Harihareshwar Seaside in , 190 km from Mumbai,  by fishermen. Three AK-47 rifles, bullets and paperwork had been discovered on it.

  2. Devendra Fadnavis, who additionally handles Maharashtra’s residence division, stated, “As of now, there was no terror angle. However investigation is occurring. We won’t rule out any angle as of now. I’m simply sharing main data so there isn’t any panic”.

  3. “Additionally we will not say why had been there ammunition current on the boat proper now. The matter is being investigated,” he added.

  4. “We’re in contact with the Central companies and so they have confirmed this data,” Mr Fadnavis stated.

  5. As of now, the native police and the Anti-terror Squad are investigating the matter.

  6. The boat, referred to as Girl Han, is owned by Hana Laundergun, an Australian citizen. Her husband James Harbert is the captain, Mr Fadnavis stated.  

  7. The 16-meter boat was on solution to Europe by way of Muscat when it developed engine hassle on June 26. Round 1 pm that day, the boat’s crew had been rescued.

  8. However the boat couldn’t be towed and was deserted. Ultimately, it reached the Harihareshwar coast.

  9. Safety has been tightened on the coast and the realm placed on excessive alert. The Coast Guard and different companies have been knowledgeable.

  10. Raigad MLA, Aditi Tatkare, stated that she has requested Maharashtra Chief Minister for a particular probe into the incident. She additionally stated that the incident is a serious safety scare because it comes a day forward of a giant pageant.

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