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New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): The Indian Coast Guard Ship CGS Priyadarshini and CGS Sarang apprehended seven Sri Lankan fishing boats poaching in Indian waters.

According to the Defence Ministry, the fishing trawlers were escorted to the Vishakhapatnam naval base.

While on their way to the Vishkhapatnam, the two Coast Guard sailors positioned on a boat, Win Marine, were overpowered under knife attack, and the boat slipped away with the two coast guard sailors on board.

A combined search operation was thereafter launched by the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard. The Sri Lankan fishing vessel was relocated approximately 200 kilometres East of Chennai and the two coast guard sailors were rescued in a carefully measured operation by Indian Naval sailors.

The Indian Coast Guard sailors are safe and sound and there were no civilian casualties. The apprehended Sri Lankan fishing trawlers will now be handed over to police to initiate penal action as laid down in the Maritime Zones of India Act.

Instances of Sri Lankan fishermen trespassing through Indian waters have been on the rise in the recent past, and are a serious cause of concern.

Since January 2009 to till date the Coast Guard apprehended 123 boats along with 647 Sri Lankan fishermen.
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  • Sunday, 21 February 2010 06:35 PM

    Our President said that India is our relative..so what a big deal on this matter..

    Monday, 22 February 2010 08:55 AM

    Why our fellows are doing this over and over again?

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 06:40 PM

    What's happening over there. Nothing seems to be in order. No law and order, no discipline, no respect for lives and even for INTERNATIONAL RULES. This is what happens when artists, athletes, thugs, tuition masters and good for nothing lawyers and doctors rule the country.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 08:54 PM

    The indian govt can come for f the most imoreal worked to srilanka, in a soverign country. and killed the civilians 50000 thousands,it was opposied by the westran world. the undemoracy prime minister was the head to satfied the MS Sonia killed and destroyed temples , churches , muslim temples. hospitals. schools with childrans. the srilankan fishman come to south india it was big problem to india to file case.

    Sunday, 21 February 2010 11:50 PM

    WHILE WE ARE TRYING TO FIND REASONS FOR US, NORWAY AND MANYOTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES FUND INSIDERS TO TOPPLE OUR GOVERNMENT, YOU ARE ARRESTING INNOCENT SRILANKAN FISHERMEN, WHO MAYHAVE ENTERED INDIANS WATERS, YOU ARE OUR RELATIVE, NEIGHBOUR AND FRIENDLY COUNTRY AND THEREFORE PLEASE IGNORE AND SEND OUR FISHERMEN BACK. THIS REQUEST IS VERYVERY DEMOCRATIC.

    Monday, 22 February 2010 01:11 AM

    Sri Lankan Navy can apprehend more than 1000 Indian boats in a day , in Thaleimannar. But we wants to keep the good will of India !.

    Monday, 22 February 2010 03:03 AM

    The india in his own world. not in the global world. today in general westran countries not recongnised the india. the president govt is not having proper foreign policy. the warship in the srilanka water for killing the miniroty in srilanka. the westrn world dimissed the srilanka GSP and many out.please follow UK. USA EU. heads of states are honst democracy. they help a small country like srilanka. but today is poorest in poor..


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