Sri Lanka Releases Seven Indian Trawlers From Custody


Seven Indian fishing trawlers held by the Sri Lanka Navy, while engaging in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters, were released from Sri Lankan custody on Wednesday, with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard.

The released trawlers had been seized in 2015, 2016 and 2017 for trespassing on Sri Lankan territorial waters.

These trawlers moored at the jetties of Trincomalee and Jaffna were repaired by a dedicated team of Indian engineers who recently arrived in Sri Lanka, before their release.

Accordingly, the Fast Attack Craft CG 402 of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard assisted the handing over of 07 trawlers to the Indian Coast Guard Ship Ameya at the IMBL north of Kankesanthurei last evening.

One thought on “Sri Lanka Releases Seven Indian Trawlers From Custody

  • December 20, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    It is Good that Sri Lanka , released those Vessels… But How many Sri Lankan fishermen , and boats are in Indian custody.. It is totally unfair , that our Sri Lankan leaders , do not force as Indian leadership does , in releasing Fishermen , and vessels.


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