UPDATE: Ship carrying weapons detained at Galle Harbour
January 18, 2015 03:00 pm
A ship carrying containers of weapons has been detained by police at the Galle Harbour. Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that investigations are underway.
Twelve container loads of weapons were reportedly found onboard the Sri Lankan-flagged vessel ‘MV Mahanuwara’ which is said to be an Offshore Supply Ship registered in Sri Lanka.
However, according to the website of the Sri Lanka Shipping Company, MV Mahanuwara is a government-approved floating armoury operated by Avant Garde Maritime Services (AGMS).
UPDATE: Ship detained at the Galle harbour is a floating storage armory belonging to a private company, which provides security for anti piracy operations. The police conduct further investigations.