Kuber lost and found,high tide delays arrival

Kuber,the Indian trawler hijacked by the 26/11 terrorists to reach the Mumbai coast,was caught in high tide...

Written by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published:March 9, 2009 10:42 pm

Kuber,the Indian trawler hijacked by the 26/11 terrorists to reach the Mumbai coast,was caught in high tide,which delayed its arrival at Porbandar by over 24 hours.

“It left the Mumbai shore on Friday,it was expected to reach Porbandar on Saturday night or Sunday morning. Contact with it had been lost since Saturday but it was re-established late on Sunday evening,” said Vinod Masani,the owner of the trawler. “I had decided to wait till dusk. Luckily,by then we got the good news.”

Kuber,a vital piece of evidence to prove the terrorists’ arrival from across the border, was sailed back to its home by a new crew after its release was permitted by the Mumbai court and subsequently,the Customs Department.

The boat,which had left Porbandar port on November 14,was found abandoned on the South Mumbai coast,with its captain Amarsinh Solanki beheaded.

The GPS used by the 26/11 terrorists proved it was employed as a safeguard from International Maritime Border Line to reach Mumbai.

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