Coast Guard nabs Myanmarese boat with 15 poachers

Last Updated: Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 19:20

Chennai: The Coast Guard has apprehended a
Myanmarese boat with 15 poachers off Andaman and Nicobar
islands.

"During routine surveillance of Northern group of Andaman
and Nicobar Islands, Coast Guard ship Durgabhai Deshmukh
apprehended a Myanmerese boat off Interview Island at 2.15 AM
on November 27, a Coast Guard press release said.

The boat was towed to Diglipur Harbour in Andaman and the
poachers were handed over to police for further action, it
said.

The Coast Guard ship has so far apprehended six boats with
51 Myanmarese poachers.

The Coast Guard ship has so far apprehended six boats with
51 Myanmarese poachers.

In the last eight months, 26 ships have been apprehended,
including 242 foreign poachers, the release added.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 19:20

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