Navy seizes trespassing Indian fishing boat


Sri Lanka Navy seized an Indian trawler with 12 Indian fishermen, poaching in Sri Lanka’s waters off Alampil, Mullaitivu on 6 September. The arrest was made during a special naval operation to drive away Indian fishermen poaching in the island’s waters, via the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).

Having spotted a cluster of Indian fishing vessels off Mullaitivu, the Eastern Naval Command launched the special operation to drive away the trawlers from Sri Lanka’s waters, by deploying a Fast Attack Craft of the 4th Fast Attack Flotilla (4 FAF), attached to the Eastern Naval Command. The operation led to the seizure of an Indian poaching trawler with 12 Indian fishermen.

The seized trawler and fishermen aboard were brought to the Navy Dockyard, Trincomalee as and will be handed over to the Fisheries Inspector of Trincomalee for onward legal proceedings.(NV)