Mechanised boat suffers damage

RAMANATHAPURAM: A mechanised boat suffered damage on Tuesday due to “wilful collision” allegedly by a Sri Lankan Navy vessel.

Fisheries sources said Thiyagarajan of Rameswaram had stated that his boat [TN-10 MFB 192] was proceeding to the shore after fishing when the naval personnel stopped the boat by firing in the air and dashed their vessel against it. The rear side was broken and the sea water entered. The fishermen returned to the shore by pumping the water continuously. — Special Correspondent