Maldives National Defence Force

Sri Lankan fishing vessel caught operating in Maldivian waters

  • The ‘Oshadi 1’ was caught and its six-member crew were apprehended near Gaafu Dhaal atoll
  • The crew were brought into custody at about 16:30 on Wednesday
  • The crew were transferred to the custody of the Maldives Police Service at 23:40

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K. Male' 2018 Dec 20 | Thu 10:37 1,323 local

The ‘Oshadi 1’ was caught and its six-member crew were apprehended near Gaafu Dhaal atoll - MNDF

A Sri Lankan fishing crew has been arrested for operating in Maldives’ economic zone, the Maldives National Defence Force says.

The ‘Oshadi 1’ was caught and its six-member crew were apprehended 42 nautical miles off of Gadhdhoo island in the southern Gaafu Dhaal atoll.

The crew were brought into custody at about 16:30 on Wednesday after having been reported by a Maldivian fishing vessel.

The crew were transferred to the custody of the Maldives Police Service at 23:40 on Wednesday.

Last updated at: 14 hours ago | Reviewed by: Hussein Fiyaz

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