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Closeup of the isle

Oyster Rock is an island in the Mumbai Harbour, Mumbai, India. It is heavily fortified, and owned by the Indian Navy. For a short while, the islet was used as a naval museum.[citation needed] Every time when the Admiral of The Fleet sails out in with the Naval fleet, a guard of honour with a 21 gun salute is conducted on this island with sailors standing on the entire perimeter of the island.[citation needed]

In 2008, the Mumbai Port Trust proposed to set up an International Cruise Terminal at Oyster Rock.[1] However, in 2009, the Indian Navy refused to grant permission citing security concerns in the aftermath of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sonawane, Rakshit (22 November 2008). "Oyster Rock to get global cruise terminal". Indian Express. Mumbai. Retrieved 21 Jan 2015. 
  2. ^ Mehta, Rajshri (25 March 2009). "Navy docks Port Trust's intl cruise terminal plan". Daily News and Analysis. Mumbai. Retrieved 21 Jan 2015. 

Coordinates: 18°54′8″N 72°49′39″E / 18.90222°N 72.82750°E / 18.90222; 72.82750