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Indian coast guard hands over 23 Lankan fishermen

3 September 2014 04:29 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Indian Coast Guard has handed over 23 Sri Lankan fishermen along with their four fishing boats to the officials of the island nation at the Indo-Sri Lankan International Maritime Boundary Line.

The Coast Guard ship Vishwast undertook the repatriation on August 29 from the coast of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, towing the boats for about 840 kilometres and handed them over to Sri Lankan forces at the Indo-Sri Lankan International Maritime Boundary Line today, an official release said today.

In 2014 alone, the Coast Guard (Eastern) region has repatriated 171 Indian fishing boats along with 930 crew and 55 Sri Lankan fishing boats and 353 crew members, the release said. (DNA India)

  Comments - 3

  • Phantom Thursday, 04 September 2014 01:52 AM

    And these fishermen should be jailed for poaching just like those illegal emigres caught by the navy!

    ram Thursday, 04 September 2014 03:23 AM

    They are gentlemen handed over boat and the fisherman’s because they know the human value.

    Fernando Thursday, 04 September 2014 11:22 AM

    But our government are not handing over the fishing boats of indian fishermens who were caught by our coastal guards. via DM Android App

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