More than 300 slave fishermen now safe on Indonesian island

The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom on Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place.

Apr 05, 2015, 01:03 AM IST

Search on for seven missing Bengal fishermen

A search is on for seven fishermen, who have gone missing in the Bay of Bengal following the capsize of two trawlers in a storm.

Aug 05, 2014, 15:23 PM IST

Forty trawlers missing in the Bay of Bengal

Forty trawlers, carrying 640 fishermen, have gone missing in the Bay of Bengal near Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas district, an official of the Fishermen Association said on Monday.

Aug 04, 2014, 13:20 PM IST

5 trawlers seized for straying into Bangla waters: WB minister

Five trawlers with about 70 fishermen on board have been seized for straying into the Bangladesh territory while fishing in Sunderban area during a storm, a West Bengal minister said on Tuesday.

Nov 06, 2012, 22:13 PM IST