Pirates Attack Croatian Tanker in India’s Kandla Port

first_imgzoom A Croatian-flagged tanker MT Pomer was attacked by pirates in India’s Kandla anchorage in the morning hours of January 28, the owner Uljanik Plovidba, a Croatian ship management company, told World Maritime News.The company said that the attack occurred “between 03:00 and 03:20 hrs local time.”“All crew members are safe and none was hurt during the attack, whilst the material damage was limited to the theft of a part of the deck firefighting equipment and butterfly nuts on the tank hatches only, thanks to swift and professional reaction of the ship’s crew,” Uljanik Plovidba company lawyer Igor Budisavljević wrote.“Pirates were armed with knives and the attack was reported to the authorities in Kandla,” he added.The attack on the 2011-built tanker was resolved in some twenty minutes and was undertaken by six pirates.After it departs India, the 52.610 dwt MT Pomer, crewed by 22 people, is scheduled to continue its voyage to Singapore.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Two searches 500 cannabis plants and three arrests in Co Clare

first_imgALMOST €450,000 WORTH of cannabis plants were seized by gardaí after the discovery of two growing operations in Kilkee, Co Clare today.Three people are being held in custody after today’s searches by gardaí targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs.The first search was carried out at a house in Lislanahan where about 200 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €160,000 were discovered. Two people, a man and a woman both aged 23, were arrested at the scene and are being held in Kilrush Garda Station.A second operation was then carried out by gardaí in the Tullaroe area of Kilkee where about 300 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €280,000  were seized at a property. A male in his 50s was arrested and is currently being detained at Ennis Garda station.Analysis of the drugs obtained is to be carried out by gardaí.Only last week hundreds of cannabis plants valued at close to €500,000 was found by gardaí at another property in nearby Carrigaholt, Co Clare.Read: Hundreds of plants seized at cannabis growhouse in Clare >last_img read more