Friday, March 20, 2009

Chinese boat drifts near Cuddalore

Chinese boat drifts near Cuddalore - The Hindu

Special Correspondent

CUDDALORE: An inflatable rubber boat of Chinese origin was found drifting off Rasapettai coastal village near here on Thursday.

Jayaprakash, a fisherman of the village, towed the black-and-orange boat to the shore and informed the police.

The boat carried two cylinders, one with carbondioxide and other with nitrogen.

An orange-coloured mesh like device, said to be a radar reflector, was also found onboard. It is stated that during emergency, light will be focused on the device to attract the attention of vessels on high seas. Drinking water sachets with inscriptions ‘Made in China’ and two oars were also found in the dinghy.

The Cuddalore Port police are investigating.

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