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    Suspicious vessel seized off seas in Galle

    naevThe Sri Lanka Navy, together with the Sri Lanka Coast Guard seized a suspicious cargo ship sailing 7.5 nautical miles from Galle.

    The Navy and Coast Guard were tipped off on the presence of the ship by Sri Lanka Customs officers, who reported that the ship had left in a hurry after Customs officers attempted inspection during a stopover at the Colombo Port.

    The Navy deployed two fast attack craft and seized the ship at the sea boundary in Galle, with the support of the Coast Guard.

    Twenty-seven staffers aboard the ship were arrested and will be handed over to authorities on land.

    Courtesy – Daily News,Navy

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