Mumbai: At 6 pm Sunday evening, intelligence sources brought worrying news: a ship moving arms, missiles and explosives was headed towards Mumbai and would be offloading at the Mumbai coast.
The three agencies in charge for maritime security, the Indian Navy, Coast Guard and marine section of the police reacted instantly.
The name of the ship was unidentified as was information about its present location.
According to the intelligence input, defense personnel only had with them the names of two people suspected to be carrying the firearms and missiles.
The agencies, acting on the inputs shared by the central intellect agencies, swiftly started their search.
The fear was that the ship could be a major terror risk and a vehicle of terrorist activity.
A coast guard ship patrolling off the Maharashtra coast was diverted towards Mumbai to help in search for the secrecy ship.
Over the next few hours, defense workers searched each and every ship anchored off the Mumbai coast.
Finally, one ship a Denmark flagged vessel MV Danica Sunrise, was situated at around 10pm on Sunday night.