Indonesia begins search for migrant boats

Indonesia has begun search and rescue operations for stranded migrant boats carrying Bangladeshis and ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar, an official said Sunday, after it dropped a hardline policy of refusing them sanctuary.

Australia backs boat turnarounds in Asian migrant crisis

 Australia reiterated its backing Tuesday for its regional neighbours` efforts to stem a surge in boatpeople in Southeast Asia by turning back vessels -- a controversial strategy to deter people-smuggling also used by Canberra.

`More migrant boats coming` as Malaysia boosts patrols

 More vessels bearing hungry migrants are headed toward Malaysia, which has beefed up sea and air patrols off its northeastern coast to prevent them landing, a top coast guard official said Thursday, 

New metal composite may lead to unsinkable boats

 Boats of the future may not sink despite damage to their structure, thanks to a new light weight composite material developed by researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

Russia says destroying Libya migrant boats ''going too far''

Russia said on Thursday that Europe should model its planned operations to tackle migrant smuggling across the Mediterranean from Libya on anti-piracy patrols in waters off Somalia, but that it would be too extreme to destroy the boats used. 

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Israel fires at Gaza boats, kills Palestinian fisherman: Officials

The Israeli navy opened fire on boats off the coast of the Gaza Strip on Saturday, killing one Palestinian fisherman, Gaza hospital officials said.

Ensure fishermen's boats are digitally equipped, says Maha CM

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today directed officials to ensure that boats of fishermen are equipped with digital devices for monitoring of movement.

TN urges PM to take up issue of release of fishermen, boats

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam Saturday said the state government has been informed that Sri Lanka has agreed to free 66 fishermen in its custody but not their boats and asked the Centre to take up the issue with the island nation.

Sri Lanka auctions Indian fishermen's boats; Ramadoss condemns

PMK leader Ramdoss Friday strongly condemned the reports that Sri Lankan Government was auctioning the boats seized from the Indian Fishermen, and said "the act of the Island government has shocked Indian fishermen."

Plying of boats on Brahmaputra temporarily suspended

Inland Water Transport (IWT) department has temporarily suspended plying of any boat, both mechanised or manual, on Brahmaputra from today due to the rising of water level of the river in Assam capital.

Delegation visits Pakistan to assess repairs for seized boats

Indian boats seized by Pakistani authorities and anchored at Karachi port need repairs to be made sea-worthy before being brought back, an official of Gujarat Fishermen Association said Tuesday.

Modi government wants to make `dead` Yamuna navigable

Can you visualise boats sailing on the almost dead Yamuna river in Delhi? The Narendra Modi government is exploring the possibility of making the river - and possibly other rivers as well - navigable to transport people and goods.

US releases boat to China after illegal fishing

A 191-foot fishing boat suspected of using an illegal high seas drift net to catch a half-ton of salmon in the North Pacific was detained by the US Coast Guard last week and turned over to Chinese authorities.

Twenty-two migrants drown after boats capsize off Greek island

Twenty-two migrants drowned and at least 10 were missing after their vessels capsized off the Greek island of Samos early on Monday in seas where hundreds have died attempting the perilous crossing this year alone, the Greek coast guard said.

Sri Lanka arrests 19 Indian fishermen, seizes 5 boats

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested 19 Indian fishermen and seized five boats when they were allegedly fishing in the country`s waters.

BSF seizes five Pakistani fishing boats in Indian waters

The Border Security Force seized five Pakistani fishing boats venturing into Indian waters here. The occupants, however managed to escape through the marshy water body `Harami Nala`, officials said.

35 boats given to Kaziranga to deal with floods

IFAW-WTI has provided 35 boats to the Kaziranga National Park authorities to assist in anti-poaching patrolling during the ongoing flood season.

Sri Lankan Navy arrests 56 Tamil fishermen in two days

At least 56 Tamil fishermen have been arrested and their boats seized by Sri Lankan Naval personnel on charges of fishing in the island nation`s international maritime boundary in 48 hours, officials said on Saturday.

Flooding leaves 70 boats missing on China-Vietnam

Typhoon Son-Tinh brought strong wind and downpours, sinking six boats and causing another 70 to go missing in a China-Vietnam border river.