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Indian Coast Guard Apprehends Two Sri Lankan Fishing Boats in Indian EEZ


PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU (DEFENCE WING)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

                                                                                               
VISAKHAPATNAM
12 November 2022

'हर काम देश के नाम'

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Indian Coast Guard Apprehends Two Sri Lankan Fishing Boats in Indian EEZ

      

Indian Coast Guard Ship Vigraha patrolling in the Bay of Bengal has apprehended two Sri Lankan Fishing Boats along with 11 crew fishing in Indian EEZ and escorted them to Kakinada for further investigation today on 12 Nov 22.  The Sri Lankan fishing boats were apprehended about 175 NM from Kalingapatnam on 10 Nov 22 as they were engaged in fishing in Indian EEZ without valid licenses and documents. As per MZI Act 1981, fishing and poaching by foreign vessels in Indian EEZ is an offense thereby the Sri Lankan fishing vessel violated the Act and UNCLOS.
      

Joint investigation and rummaging are being carried out with Marine Police, Fisheries Department, Customs and Intelligence Bureau at Kakinada. Subsequently, the fishing boats and crew will be handed over to Marine Fisheries Department and Marine Police respectively for further proceedings.

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Sri Lankan Fishing Boat apprehended by Indian Coast Guard in Indian EEZ

Sri Lankan Fishing Boat apprehended by Indian Coast Guard in Indian EEZ

Sri Lankan Fishing Boat apprehended by Indian Coast Guard in Indian EEZ

Sri Lankan Fishing Boat apprehended by Indian Coast Guard in Indian EEZ