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Malta-registered ship checked for radioactive material

Last Updated: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 13:26

Chennai: Officials from Customs and other
security agencies on Friday carried out checks on a
Malta-registered ship following an anonymous phone call
claiming that it was carrying some radioactive material.

The officials received the call saying that the ship,
identified as `Garland` and on its way from Vishakapatnam, was
carrying some radioactive material, police said.

Coast Guard officials said it was a merchant ship and
had been docked in the Chennai Port limits.

Special teams are expected to arrive and make a
thorough check later in the day.

"Experts from Kalpakkam nuclear plant are expected to
make a thorough check to ascertain whether it is carrying
radioactive material," they said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 13:26

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