Last June, the inaptly named MV Wisdom, under tow to a scrap yard, broke her tow line and drifted on to Juhu beach in Mumbai, India, after narrowly missing a major bridge. This Sunday, the tanker, MT Pavit, drifted ashore on the same beach, to the apparent surprise of all concerned. The ship had been previously reported to have sunk on June 29 off Oman following flooding in the engine room.
After the attacks of November 2008, in which ten terrorists in inflatable speedboats came ashore in two location in Mumbai, there have been efforts made to strengthen coastal security. Nevertheless the MT Pavit drifted for nearly 100 hours in Indian territorial waters without being detected, arriving on Juhu catching the police and coastal authorities by surprise.. As was the case following the grounding of the MV Wisdom, investigations are being called for to determine how the MT Pavit breached coastal security.