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After 26/11,Kuber awaits Customs clearance to start new chapter

Vinod Masani,owner of the ill-fated Kuber trawler,which was hijacked by the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attack,is now awaiting Customs clearance to begin a new chapter for the fishing boat.

Written by Express News Service | Rajkot |
February 21, 2009 3:44:04 am

Vinod Masani,owner of the ill-fated Kuber trawler,which was hijacked by the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attack,is now awaiting Customs clearance to begin a new chapter for the fishing boat.

“Some parts of Kuber have been damaged. I will get it repaired. The boat will again sail out for fishing,” said Masani.

The trawler had left the Porbandar port on November 14,and fell in the hands of the 10 terrorists who kept south Mumbai under seize for 60 hours in the last week of that month.

The GPS system used by the terrorists proved that they had used the boat as a safeguard to breach the International Maritime Border Line to reach Mumbai.

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Tandel (captain) Amarsinh Solanki was found beheaded on the abandoned boat on the south Mumbai coast. Bodies of the other crewmembers have not been recovered till date.

Ajmal Kasab,the lone surviving terrorist,has told the police that the four crewmembers were killed mid-sea.

Masani said,“It’s sad that I lost all my men onboard Kuber. Most of them were with me for a couple of years now.”

Vinod’s brother,Heera Masani,said: “We have been waiting for the Customs clearance for four days now at

Mumbai. Once it is done,the boat will set sail for Porbandar.”

The Mumbai court too,after the ATS and the other investigating agencies,has given a green signal to Kuber,but with the condition that it cannot be sold.

Now,the Masanis are waiting for the creek pass and other clearances.

Incidentally,the Masanis already have a new crew for the boat. The four crewmembers have been camping with them in Mumbai,waiting to sail back to Porbandar. The Masanis,who have never sailed on a fishing boat,will take the road to reach home.

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