Indian Coast Guard on nabbing of Pakistani boat off Gujarat coastDecember 29, 2017
Indian Coast Guard Ship C – 408 is a front line Interceptor Boat (IB) of Indian Coast Guard Region (NW) and based at Jakhau. The IB is capable of very high speed and close to coast operations. While patrolling close to International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) on 28 Dec 2017 at 1430 hrs, the alert crew of the ship detected one Pakistani boat fishing in Indian waters. In a daring boarding operation conducted in challenging sea conditions, the Pakistani boat was apprehended for illegally fishing in Indian waters by the boarding party of ICGS C – 408.
The boat namely “SINDH SINGHAR” was operating with 06 crew onboard, all Pakistani nationals. The boat was carrying approximately 300 Kg fishes. The last port of call of boat was ‘Kalka Shahani’ in Pakistan.
The fishing boat along with 06 crew have been handed over to local Marine Police for further investigation.
The Indian Coast Guard, keeping in view high security alert on occasion of new year has intensified patrolling and surveillance in the area. 24×7 presence of ships is maintained and surveillance is further augmented by Coast Guard aircrafts. As a result of enhanced surveillance in area the Pakistani boat has been apprehended.
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