The Indian Coast Guard has detained six Sri Lankan fishermen on the charge of poaching into Indian waters, 128 nautical miles off Nagapattinam coast on Friday.
Commandant Udhal Singh, Station Commander of Indian Coast Guard, Karaikal, told reporters that the six fishermen had left Trincomalee in Sri Lanka in a mechanised boat on February 27. The crew members of Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Ameya’ noticed the fishing boat during a routine patrol and detained the six Sri Lankan fishermen: Alagiri Nicxon, Kasun Lal Marg, Piyanthe, Ranasingee, Thankarasu and Lalith on the charge of poaching into Indian waters.
They were brought to Karaikal Marg port along with their mechanised boat. Later they were handed over to Indian Coastal Security Group for further investigation.