STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

42 Indian Fishermen Held by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency

Published: 27th October 2014 10:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th October 2014 10:57 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

AHMEDABAD: Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (MSA) apprehended 42 Indian fishermen and their seven boats near Jakhau port off the Gujarat coast today, an official of the Fishworkers Forum said today.

"Pakistani security agency MSA apprehended seven boats carrying 42 fishermen today near Jakhau port off the Gujarat coast in the Arabian sea," National Fishworkers' Forum (NFF) secretary Manish Lodhari told PTI here.

Indian boats drifted into Pakistani waters by mistake due to strong winds caused by the severe cyclonic storm 'Nilofar' which has emearged in the Arabian Sea, Lodhari said.

Lodhari said that there is a possibility that some boats are still trapped in the stormy winds and may fall into the hands of Pakistani authorities.

Five of the boats are from Porbandar while one each are from Okha and Mangrol towns of the state, Lodhari said.

It is the third major incident of Indian boats being apprehended by the Pakistani security agency, Lodhari said.

Earlier on October 2, the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (MSA) had apprehended 55 fishermen along with their eight boats near Jakhau port off the Gujarat coast, he said.

Last month, Pakistan MSA had apprehended 27 fishermen along with their five boats off the Gujarat coast, Lodhari said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp