Police issued lookout notice at all international airports across the country on Tuesday against Zhangming Qiang (38), the captain of the Chinese cargo vessel MV Ocean Gem who went missing from September 24.
According to sources, the police sent the passport details of the captain, with his photograph to the airports and also a message to the cargo company with which Qiang was working, about his disappearance from Krishnapatnam port since September 24.
It is learnt that the police has resolved to take up an intense search operation with the fisheries department, following interrogation of the other staff of the cargo vessel, which failed to make any headway, on the missing captain even on Tuesday.
This was to find out whether the captain accidentally fell from the ship into the sea and also to ascertain any conspiracy behind his mysterious disappearance.
However, some of the senior police officials on condition of anonymity said there is no chance of a senior captain accidentally falling into the sea and suspected that he might have been killed by his own men.
Police refused to allow the ship to leave the country till the enquiry was completed.
Zhangming Qiang, the captain of the Chinese cargo vessel was missing from the Krishnapatnam port since September 24.
The ship was anchored at 7 nautical miles off the port on September 18 and the missing incident was reported on September 24.
The police are now looking into all possibilities behind the missing of Qiang.