Maldives National Defense Force

7 boats intercepted by MPS for illegal fishing

  • The seven Sri Lankan vessels were seized in 175 miles away from the capital
  • Reports were made of foreign vessels fishing using nets in Maldivian territorial waters on 21st November
  • The trespassing vessels were seized by the Coast Guard's ship "Shaheedh Ali" on Friday morning

Mariyam Afaaf Adam
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K. Male' 2019 Nov 22 | Fri 17:37 1,814 local

A boat - MNDF

Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) has intercepted seven boats for illegal fishing in Maldivian waters.

According to MNDF, The seven Sri Lankan vessels were seized in 175 miles away from the capital.

Following reports of foreign vessels fishing using nets in Maldivian territorial waters made on 21st November, Coast Guard patrolled the area and intercepted the seven boats, of which two were caught net-fishing red-handed.

The trespassing vessels were seized by the Coast Guard's ship "Shaheedh Ali" on Friday morning and are being transported to the capital.

Last updated at: 2 weeks ago | Reviewed by: Aman Haleem

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