January 18, 2022

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Pakistan fishing boat with 10 crew members seized off Gujarat coast

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, Pakistan fishing boat with 10 crew members seized off Gujarat coast, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH
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, Pakistan fishing boat with 10 crew members seized off Gujarat coast, The World Live Breaking News Coverage & Updates IN ENGLISH

NEW DELHI: A Pakistani fishing boat, with 10 crew members, was seized in Indian territorial waters off the coast of Gujarat by the Coast Guard on Saturday night.
The Pakistani boat named ‘Yaseen’ was around six to seven miles inside Indian waters in the Arabian Sea when it was intercepted by Coast Guard patrol vessel Ankit, officials said on Sunday.
“The boat initially tried to flee on spotting the approaching Coast Guard vessel. The crew could not explain the boat’s presence in Indian waters. During the initial boarding of Yaseen, which is registered at Ketibandar, around 2,000 kg of fish and 600 litres of petrol was found,” an official said.
“The boat is being towed to Porbandar for further investigation and interrogation of the crew members. There has been a sharp increase in attempts to smuggle narcotics like heroin from Pakistan to the Indian coast in recent months,” he added.
Fishermen from the two countries also often stray across the international maritime boundary line in search of “lucrative catches’”. Hundreds of them end up in each other’s jails due to the lack of clear demarcation of territorial waters.

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