Indian coast guard detains NKorean ship
NEW DELHI:: India’s coast guard detained a “suspicious” North Korean cargo ship
after a six-hour chase off the country’s southeastern
coast, a coast guard official said on Saturday, but a preliminary search of the vessel revealed it was carrying sugar and not illicit cargo. The MV Mu San was pursued by coast guards who opened fire above the vessel after it
tried to flee from Andaman and Nicobar, where it had dropped anchor without permission on Wednesday.
A UN resolution passed
in June allows other countries to request boarding and
inspection of North Korean ships suspected of transporting illicit cargo.