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TN fisher injured in pirate attack off Saudi coast, SAFF raises concerns

“When they reached 28 nautical miles, a set of pirates opened fire at them and the fishermen tried to save themselves by hiding inside the boat.

published on : 2nd February 2023
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Fishermen stranded in Salomon Island rescued

OSV Grampian Endurance from Salomon Island sighted the crew and took them onboard and communicated the information to the Indian Coast  Guard.

published on : 3rd January 2023
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24 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka Navy

The fishermen issue is a contentious one in the ties between India and Sri Lanka, with the Lankan Navy personnel even firing at Indian fishermen in the Palk Strait and seizing their boats.

published on : 29th November 2022
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Indian trap, Italian apathy: Marine’s book kicks up row

Latorre and Salvatore Girone had been on board oil tanker MB Enrica Lexie and arrested by the Kerala Police following the incident.

published on : 17th November 2022
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Union govt, TN urged to take legal measures against Indonesia for fisher's death

"The eight fishermen started sail on 17 February 2022 from Port Blair Fisheries Harbour on their boat 'Blessing'.

published on : 16th November 2022
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FIR in Gujarat against Pakistan Navy personnel for kidnapping, bid to kill Indian fishermen at sea

20 to 25 uniformed jawans on a Pakistan Marine Security Agency boat destroyed and sank an Indian boat named 'Harsiddhi', kidnapped the fishermen and beat them up with a stick, the FIR said.

published on : 9th October 2022
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Enrica Lexie case: Kerala HC directs registry to file report on status of compensation disbursed

The case relates to two Indian fishermen on board a boat St Antony killed off the coast of Kerala on February 15, 2012, in a firing incident from the Italian commercial oil tanker Enrica Lexie.

published on : 27th September 2022
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Sri Lankan Navy arrests 12 Indian fishers for 'crossing IMBL'

A total of twelve fishermen, who hails from the districts of Karaikal and Mayiladuthurai, were arrested by Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday for allegedly crossing the IMBL.

published on : 8th September 2022
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Sri Lankan Navy arrests 6 Indian fishers for crossing International boundary line

Condemning the arrests, all fishermen associations in Rameswaram staged a protest urging the Indian government to take steps for the release of those arrested.

published on : 29th August 2022
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Efforts on to repatriate Indian fishermen detained in Indonesia, Seychelles: S Jaishankar

Jaishankar said that eight Indian fishermen, five from Tamil Nadu and three from Kerala and their fishing vessel BLESSING GT 69 were detained on the night of March 07-08 by Marine Police of Aceh.

published on : 23rd April 2022
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Five held in Seychelles: Fishers want MEA to intervene

Justin noted that around 120 traditional fishermen families had invested in these vessels as deep-sea fishing is the only livelihood for them.   

published on : 21st April 2022
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Rameswaram: Fishermen stage strike to condemn arrests

Sahayam, a fishermen association leader in Rameswaram, said over 100 fishermen and about 25 boats were taken into custody by the Lankan Navy in the past four months.

published on : 5th April 2022
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Sri Lankan Navy arrests 12 Indian fishermen, Rameswaram fishers to strike work on Monday

Official sources said that one mechanised boat from Rameshwaran consisting of 12 fishermen all are residents of Rameshwaram and Thangachimadam area ventured into the sea on Saturday night.

published on : 3rd April 2022
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Five boat captains await release in Seychelles

Simi said that as her husband and her boat were detained in Seychelles, the money lenders were forcing her to repay the borrowed money.

published on : 3rd April 2022
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Madras HC tells Centre to bring back Indian fishermen from Sri Lanka

The Madras High Court on Monday told the Central government to take action to get the 68 Indian fishermen, who are held and remanded in custody in Sri Lanka, released.

published on : 29th March 2022
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Sri Lankan Navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen for violation of maritime boundary

Two boats that the fishermen were using were also seized by the Sri Lankan Navy.

published on : 24th March 2022
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 41 Indian fishermen detained in Seychelles, Indonesia

Sources said 33 fishermen from Kanniyakumari, Kerala and other states, in three boats, had ventured into the sea from Kochi harbour on February 22.

published on : 10th March 2022
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'Inexperienced Indian fishermen do not understand maritime demarcations,' hence land in Lankan prisons: Expert

Since both countries have been fishing closely in Palk Strait there is a continuous conflict of interest between the fishing communities.

published on : 6th March 2022
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External Affairs Minister raises request to release Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka

The issue of fishermen remains a constant point of concern between Indian authorities and Sri Lanka.

published on : 8th February 2022
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24 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy

Twenty-four Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Naval personnel today for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line.

published on : 5th March 2017