Pakistani boat with 10 crew members apprehended inside Indian waters
The Pakistani boat was 6-7 miles inside the Indian waters and tried to escape from the scene after seeing the Coast Guard ship
The Indian Coast Guard on Saturday night apprehended Pakistani ship ‘Yaseen’ with 10-crew in Indian waters at the Arabian Sea.
The boat, named ‘Yaseen,’ was caught by an ICG ship during an operation on Saturday night.
A tweet by the Indian Coast Guard on Sunday said that Indian Coast Guard Ship Ankit apprehended Pakistani ship ‘Yaseen’ with 10-crew members in Indian waters at the Arabian Sea during night operations and the boat is being brought to Porbandar for further interrogation.
“The @IndiaCoastGuardAnkit apprehended Pakistani ‘Yaseen’ with 10 crew in Indian waters at Arabian Sea during Night Ops on 08 Jan Boat being brought to Porbandar for further interrogation,” said the tweet.
According to details provided by the Indian Coast Guard, “The Pakistani boat was 6-7 miles inside the Indian waters and tried to escape from the scene after seeing the Coast Guard ship. So far, two tonnes of fish and 600 litres of fuel have been recovered from the deck.”
In a similar operation by the Indian Coast Guard on 15 September last year, a Pakistani boat with 12 crew members was seized in the Indian waters off the Gujarat coast.
Besides, there has also been a rise in cases of such boats being used to smuggle drugs through the Indian coast.
In December 2021, the Indian Coast Guard in joint operations with the Anti-Terrorism Squad of Gujarat had apprehended one Pakistani Fishing Boat ‘Al Huseini’ with 6 crew members inside Indian waters carrying 77 kgs of Heroin worth approximately INR 400 crore.