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Odishatv Bureau

Berhampur: The Marine Police, Ganjam arrested four Philippines nationals today for talking over Thuraya Satellite phone.

Reports said the four Philippines nationals—Nathaniel A. Faza (38), second officer, Librado P. Jemina (37), chief officer, Eduardo S. Gruspe (46), chief cook and Jescel B. Bautista (34), ordinary seaman— had come in a MB Fortune cargo vessel to the Gopalpur Port to take black sands from the Indian Rare Earths Ltd (IREL).

However, the Marine Police arrested them as they were found talking over Thuraya Satellite phone in gross violation of the Indian Wireless Telegraph Rules.

Police later produced the four Philippines nationals in the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court in Chhatrapur.

A Dubai-based satellite communications company, Thuraya has global customers which include industry leaders from a variety of sectors including energy, media, marine, government and NGOs.

The superior network of the company enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the world via satellite and across the globe through our unique GSM roaming capabilities.

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