Japanese capesize FRONTIER TRIUMPH arrested, Master jailed, for using satellite phone Thuraya
Capesize FRONTIER TRIUMPH was detained in Dhamra, India, Bay of Bengal, on June 14, and was anchored on Dhamra road. The captain of the ship Dango Alejendro Cainglet and three crew members have been arrested on a charge of using Thuraya satellite phone on the ship while in Indian territorial waters, which is prohibited by Indian Law. They were taken to court on June 24.
Times of India:
Cainglet and his men have been charged under Sec 20(1) of Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, Sec 6(a1) of Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act 1933 and Sections 120(b),177 and 202 of the IPC. They were produced in a court in Bhadrak in Odisha on Friday.The use of Thuraya satellite phones is banned in Indian Territorial waters (12 Nautical Miles) under section 6 of Indian Wireless Act and section 20 of Indian Telegraph Act. The latest versions of Thuraya phones are described as the lightest and smallest instruments for satellite communication and besides being frequently used by militants in Jammu and Kashmir were also used by the 26/11 attackers.Thuraya phones are preferred by anti-India terror groups because they are not licenced to be sold in this country and their logs cannot be readily accessed by security agencies.