PMSCs Floating Arsenal Sinbad detained in Fujairah
Floating arsenal Sinbad detained in Fujairah for having arms on board, reported shiptalk.com. Former fishery protection vessel was turned into floating arsenal to store the arms of private maritime security companies (PMSCs) providing armed guards for vessels transiting Indian ocean and Gulf of Aden.
Vessel called Fujairah for bunkering and was detained by UAE Coast Guard, exact position of the vessel at the time of detention is unclear, either in UAE waters or outside 12-mile zone. Exact date of detention is unclear, too.
Last AIS signal was spotted on Oct 1 off Fujairah. Quite a number of vessel will gave to sail dangerous waters unprotected, thanks to UAE and other regional States stance on arms on board. Fishery protection and research vessel Sinbad IMO 7932006, GRT 250, built 1981, flag Mongolia. Maritime Bulletin http://www.odin.tc