Indian police arrest crew of US-owned ship on charges of illegally transporting weapons

October 18, 2013 12:26 PM

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The ship is owned by Virginia-based security company AdvanFort but is registered in Sierra Leone. It was detained Oct. 12 and has been in Tuticorin port in Tamil Nadu state.

The ship’s captain told investigators that the company provides armed escorts to merchant vessels traveling in pirate-infested waters in the Indian Ocean.

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