Nine Nagapattinam fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy for trespassing IMBL

A view of fishing boats at Nagapattinam. File

A view of fishing boats at Nagapattinam. File | Photo Credit: M. Moorthy

Nine fishermen of Nagapattinam who had set out in a trawler from Akkaraipettai Fishing Harbour were arrested on Wednesday by the Sri Lankan Navy off Mullativu after they had trespassed the International Maritime Boundary Line.

The Sri Lankan Navy had deployed a Fast Attack Craft attached to its Eastern Naval Command to seize the trawler along with the fishing gear and arrest the fishermen.

The arrested fishermen and the trawler were reportedly taken to Trincomalee harbour and handed over to the Fisheries Inspector for further legal action.

The fishermen belonging to Akkaraipettai, Keechankuppam and Ariyanadu fishing hamlets were M. Kamaraj, 40, G. Chellaiyan, 52, U. Poovarasan, 22, S. Anbu, 32, K. Balu, 55, P. Selladurai, 35, S. Muruganandam, 42, A. Sriban, 25 and S. Murugan, 24.

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