The Indian Coastguard had intercepted the MV Seaman Guard with 10 crew members and 25 armed security guards and reportedly did not have correct permits for entering Indian waters.
Security officials also found a large cache of arms and ammunition on board without he necessary documents that the crew said belonged to the guards on board.
The ship's Captain told investigators that the guards belong to a company which provides armed escorts, especially to merchant vessels in pirate-infested areas of southern Indian Ocean as well as Gulf of Aden, reports said.
Officials from the Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy, Customs and intelligence agencies are currently investigating the Sierra Leone-registered vessel, currently lodged at Tuticorin port.
--IBNS (Posted on 14-10-2013)