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There are reports that a North Korean governmnet official could be amongst the 39 crew memebers detained on the cargo ship MV Mu San. Indian intelligence agencies are also investigating the reason why the ship berthed in Singapore on June 30, though it was not a port of call in the logbook.
MV Mu San, which left Thailand on July 27, reached Singapore on July 30 and left for Hut Bay on July 31. But, the passports of the crew were not stamped in Singapore.
The interrogation of the ship’s captain, Yon Jung Sun, and the presence of a government official in a merchant ship has raised suspicions about the vessel.
The Indian Coast Guard detained the North Korean vessel after chasing the vessel for over six-hours near Andaman and Nicobar Islands on August 6.