A passenger/general cargoship formerly owned by Japanese liner operator Ogasawara Kaiun has put in a surprise appearance at Mumbai’s port, having undergone a major refurbishment to become a full cruiseship called the Angriya.

The surprise came as the company had reportedly sold the 6,700-gt Ogasawara Maru (built 1997) for recycling in November 2016, and the vessel had arrived off Alang shortly after under a shortened name, the Ogasa.

However, it has now emerged that the ship was never beached, being sold at the 11th hour to newly formed Indian cruise operator Angriya Sea Eagle Cruises.