Vessels caught poaching repaired and returned to India

On completion of repair work, the Sri Lanka Navy handed over six more Indian fishing trawlers back to India Wednesday (11). The six Indian fishing trawlers were earlier arrested by the Sri Lanka Navy for poaching in the Sri Lankan territorial waters. A total of 20 Indian fishing trawlers caught poaching have been handed over to the Indian government since 30th September 2017.

 The six Indian trawlers were escorted to the IMBL north of Kankesanthurai by the Sri Lanka Navy Ship Edithara II and handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship Ameya.

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