Seaman Guard Ohio Crew Acquitted



An Indian appeals court acquitted 35 crewmembers and security guards of the Seaman Guard Ohio on Monday.

The 35, six former British soldiers, 14 Estonians, three Ukrainians and 12 Indians, were sentenced in January last year to five years in prison on charges of illegally transporting weapons and ammunition in Indian waters in October 2013 on the anti-piracy vessel, which was operated by AdvanFort.

Justice M. Basheer Ahamed said the charges against them had not been proven. He also said a fine of 3,000 rupees ($65) paid by each would be returned.  CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE