“The Indian Coast Guard received some intelligence inputs with regard to suspicious activities of MV Hennry. MV Hennry was flying a flag of Panama. The Master of the Ship, Suprit Tiwari, was not in possession of any licence, permit and could not even produce any document pertaining to departure from last port of call i.e. Abu Dhabi in UAE or for the next port of call, i.e., Bhavnagar in Gujarat. Master Suprit Tiwari identified the locations and approximately 1445 kilograms of heroin in 1526 packets was recovered. This was hidden in two cavities. Iranian National, Sayed Ali Moniri (Seyed Mahmoud) got the cavities made. Instead of going towards Egypt, as directed, Suprit Tiwari decided to bring the ship to India and changed the name of the vessel from PrinceII to MV Hennry.”
– Hon’ble Justice Dipak Gupta, Sujit Tiwari v. State of Gujarat, [Criminal Appeal No. 1897 of 2019].
An operation to de-fuel the notorious vessel was initiated in 2018 to avoid the possibility of oil-spill in the sea.