A Chinese-built sailing catamaran, Ruizi 11001, was detained for inspection by Mumbai Customs at the Domestic Cruise Terminal on Monday afternoon.
The 33 meters sailing yacht build at Jinlong, China with Cayman Islands registration and Gerogetown flag had made a distress call to Mumbai Port for refugee due to bad weather conditions.
Cochin was the last port of call for the yacht when stuck in foul weather had sought unscheduled change of route and anchor in Mumbai Port.
"It was routine inspection due to general high alert and operation Sagar Kavach active in Mumbai. The yacht was inspected and allowed to drop anchor in safe waters," confirmed a senior Customs official.