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13 Indian fishermen detained for illegal intrusion into Bangladesh

  • Published at 07:00 pm August 8th, 2021
Bangladesh Coast Guard
Bangladesh Coast Guard with the Indian fishermen who were nabbed while illegally fishing in Bangladeshi waters on August 7, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

They were detained from 15.4 nautical miles southwest of Mongla Fairway Buoy

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard have detained 13 Indian fishermen along with a fishing trawler on charge of illegally intruding into Bangladesh territory in the Bay of Bengal.

On Saturday night, CGS Sonar Bangla, inshore patrol vessel of the Bangladesh Coast Guard, spotted a foreign trawler, named Shornotara, illegally fishing in Bangladeshi waters.

Sensing their presence, the intruders tried to flee but the coast guards detained the fishermen along with the boat from 15.4 nautical miles southwest of Mongla Fairway Buoy. 

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The process to hand over the seized trawler and the detainees to Mongla police station for legal action was underway, said Bangladesh Coast Guard Media Officer Lt Commander Amirul Haque on Sunday. 

The Bangladesh Coast Guard has intensified round-the-clock patrols for drug control, conservation of forest resources, smuggling, and protection of fishery resources.