Eight Indian fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy
20 September, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
According to Q branch police, the Sri Lankan Navy detained eight Indian fishermen for allegedly indulging in "illegal fishing" in Sri Lankan seas.
According to Q branch police, the Sri Lankan Navy detained eight Indian fishermen for allegedly indulging in “illegal fishing” in Sri Lankan seas.
According to the police report, the fishermen were captured about 10 p.m. on Monday about 22 nautical miles off Jagadapattinam. The Sri Lankan fishermen organisation said that the Sri Lankan Navy had detained 10 Indian fishermen last month.
Nine fishermen aboard a boat travelling from a coastal region of Tamil Nadu were previously detained for allegedly trespassing and fishing in Sri Lankan seas.
The detained fisherman from Nagapattinam are being transported to Trincomalee port, according to Rameswaram Police.
Six Indian fisherman were previously saved by the Sri Lankan Navy when their boat strayed into Lankan seas as a result of a problem.
Rameswaram-based fishermen from Tamil Nadu entered the water to fish.
From the fishing harbour in Rameswaram, 532 boats departed for the open ocean. However, Sagear Pandian’s vessel had a technical issue in the Palk Bay region, which marks the maritime border between India and Sri Lanka.