Chennai: The Tamil Nadu prisons department Wednesday morning shifted to Puzhal prison here 22 of the 35 arrested from the American armed ship, Seaman Guard Ohio, under Sierra Leone’s flag, a prison official said.
The ship is owned by a closely held American company AdvanFort.
The sailors were lodged in Palayamkottai Central Jail in Tirunelvelli district, around 650 km from here.
“All the 22 sailors shifted to Puzhal prison are foreigners. The police want to take three sailors under their custody for inquiries. The Indian sailors numbering 12 (eight crew and four security guards) will continue to be here,” a Palayamkottai prison official said over phone.