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Italy rescues 1,100 boat migrants, warns of surge

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 02:45

Italy`s navy said on Thursday it had rescued more than 1,100 immigrants on eight dinghies in 24 hours and warned that calmer seas could see the numbers rise further.

Sri Lanka arrests 19 Indian fishermen, seizes 5 boats

Last Updated: Sunday, February 02, 2014, 14:37

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

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 22:54

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.

Iran seizes two Saudi boats in Persian Gulf

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 10:12

Earlier this year, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps`s naval force seized another Saudi vessel after it illegally entered the Iranian waters.

South Korea seizes Chinese fishing boats

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 09:31

Two Chinese fishing boats, suspected of illegal fishing in South Korean waters, have been detained by the country`s coast guard in Mokpo, the Chinese consulate general in Kwangju confirmed Monday.

Typhoon sinks two Chinese boats in South China Sea, 74 missing

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 10:00

At least 47 people are missing after Typhoon Wutip sank two Chinese fishing boats in the South China Sea, maritime authorities confirmed on Monday.

Philippines gets US patrol boats to fight militants

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 17:07

The United States gave the Philippine military six patrol boats on Tuesday to be used in a southern region where armed Muslim militants are active, the military said.

Shrimp boats killing sea turtles in Guatemala

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 13:29

Sea turtle deaths have been rising on Guatemala`s Pacific coast due to "indiscriminate" shrimp fishing, environmentalists said.

35 boats given to Kaziranga to deal with floods

Last Updated: Sunday, July 14, 2013, 20:29

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

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2013, 00:55

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.

TN: 10 country boats, 7 mechanized boats seized

Last Updated: Monday, January 07, 2013, 00:00

Ten country boats and seven mechanized boats were seized by fisheries department officials and their licences cancelled for using banned nets.

Vietnam: Chinese boats cut seismic cables

Last Updated: Monday, December 03, 2012, 23:49

Vietnam`s state-owned oil and gas company accused Chinese fishing boats of sabotaging one of its seismic survey ships in the South China Sea.