Huge ship with arms for Syrian rebels breaks off Goa coast

PANAJI: A huge ship from Singapore, reportedly carrying arms and ammunition for Syrian rebels, broke up mid-sea about 500 nautical miles off the Goa coast, chief minister Manohar Parrikar told the media on Tuesday afternoon.

Parrikar, however, clarified that the information that the ship was carrying containers with arms and ammunition is unconfirmed. He said while there is no immediate danger to Goa from the ship, which is reportedly drifting towards the Goa coastline, the real danger could be the containers floating in the water and posing danger to other vessels.

Parrikar said all security agencies have been alerted to cope with any eventuality.