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FIR in Connection with Dubious Vessel MV Wisdom
All 15 foreign nationals onboard 'MV Seabulk Plover' were booked under IPC Sections 280 (rash navigation of vessel) and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others).
On 11th June, the foreign unmanned ship 'MV Wisdom', which was being towed away by 'Seabulk Plover' to Alang shipbreaking yard in Gujarat, lost its tow due to rough weather and drifted close to the Mumbai coast.
`MV Wisdom', which was to be dismantled, is now grounded off Juhu beach, barely 400 metres from the coastline.
TWA has been demanding probe into fake documents of vessels like MV Wisdom by CBI for quite a while. Corroborating the same, in a letter dated May 9, 2011 authored by an Union Environment Ministry official, there is reference to a Environment Ministry report that deals with fake documents.