AdvanFort crew jailed

AdvanFort maritime security teams receive large sentences.

Five-year jail terms for crew, guards of US ship

A court on Monday awarded five-year jail terms to 10 crew and 25 security guards aboard an American ship Ohio that was seized by authorities in Indian waters in 2013.

“All 35 people arrested from aboard the American ship have been sentenced to five- year imprisonment and asked to pay fine of Rs.3,000 each. Eight people charged with supplying diesel for the ship were acquitted,” additional public prosecutor K. Sivakumar told IANS on phone from Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.

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