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Sri Lankan fishing boat with six crew held in Indian waters: Coast Guard

It has also impounded the fishing boat, the Coast Guard said, adding the crew were being brought to Karaikal harbour, near Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu.

Published: 23rd October 2020 12:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd October 2020 12:17 AM   |  A+A-

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Fishing boats being parked at Olive Beach (Photo | EPS)

By PTI

CHENNAI: Six Sri Lankan fishermen were detained by the Coast Guard while fishing in Indian territorial waters, the maritime agency said on Thursday.

It has also impounded the fishing boat, the Coast Guard said, adding the crew were being brought to Karaikal harbour, near Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu.

"@IndiaCoastGuard has apprehended one Sri Lankan fishing boat with 6 crew, who were illegally fishing in Indian waters and are being brought to Karaikal harbour for investigation by security agencies," the Defence PRO Chennai said in a tweet.



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