German freighter Grietje suspect in hit and run, detained in Chennai
Unidentified cargo ship hit a fishing boat early in the morning Mar 16 13 off Chennai, and left the scene. Boat sank, two fishermen were rescued and one went missing. LRIT controlled by Directorate General Shipping, and also available to Coast Guard, identified 8 suspect vessels, one of them, German freighter Grietje, arrived to Chennai on Mar 16 as scheduled, from Malaysia. Others passed by and now are out of reach of Indian authorities. Suspect vessel in Chennai was thoroughly checked including underwater survey, no traces of collision were found. Crew stated there was no collision. Nevertheless, vessel is detained.