Wednesday, 22 February 2012

5 Sri Lankan fishermen held off Veraval coast

Feb 21, 2012

GANDHINAGAR: An Indian Coast Guard ship C-149 apprehended five Sri Lankan fishermen and seized their boat Muthukumari in Indian waters 55 nautical miles southwest of Veraval on Sunday midnight.

The vessel was investigated in adverse sea condition for violation of the provisions under the Maritime Zone of India Act, 1981. A fish catch of 1,000 kg was found in the boat.

The apprehended Sri lankan fishing boat along with crew is being brought to Porbandar for further interrogation by security agencies, an official release said.

Meanwhile, Indian Coast Guard director general vice-admiral MP Muralidharan will be on a three-day visit to Gujarat from Monday. He will call on governor and chief minister of the state to apprise them about the Indian Coast Guard activities and security scenario off Gujarat coast. The Indian Coast Guard chief will also be visiting the coast guard stations in Porbandar and Okha.

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