India claims detained COSCO ship carried nuclear missile launcher

Feb 18: Indian Security and Customs Agencies found on board of COSCO specialized cargo ship DA CUI YUN, docked at Deendayal Port, Kandla, since Feb 3, some “essential” parts for missile launchers, capable of launching solid fuel powered nuclear missiles. According to documents, and an industrial dryer of some 18 meters length, but Indian authorities believe it’s a part of missile launcher. Investigation continues.

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COSCO cargo ship under search, “missile-like” machinery spotted, India
February 11, 2020
COSCO specialized cargo ship DA CUI YUN arrived at Deendayal Port, Kandla, western India, from China, on Feb 3, and remains at port since arrival. Her next port of call is Karachi, Pakistan. According to local reports, Customs and national security bodies are searching the ship since Feb 8, because there are suspicions the ship may carry arms, it was even said, that some missile-like machinery was spotted. As of morning Feb 11, nothing suspicious or illegal has been found, so far.

General cargo ship DA CUI YUN, IMO 9451329, dwt 28341, built 2011, flag HK, manager COSCO SHIPPING SPECIALIZED.



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