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

K. Male' | Shan Anees | 20-December-2018 | Thursday 09:20 | twitter | Local | 624

The ‘Oshadi 1’ was caught and its six-member crew were apprehended near Gaafu Dhaal atoll -- Photo by: 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.



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