Thursday, October 15, 2015

Indian Coast Guard Rescues Indian Fishing Boat Fired Upon By Pakistan

At about 1200 h on 15 Oct 15 Indian Coast Guard Ship Rajratan, patrolling along the notional International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), received a distress call from an Indian Fishing Boat (IFB) regarding a firing incident on another IFB while fishing across the  IMBL, by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA). The boat fired upon was identified as FV Suryakiran. The ICG ship immediately headed towards the IFB to provide assistance.

Upon interrogation, the crew of the IFB revealed that the PMSA personnel approached them on two water scooter like crafts and fired at them. In the incident, the tandel of FV Suryakiran sustained injury on his right hand. The crew further stated that 4-5 IFBs were also apprehended by the PMSA personnel. First aid has been provided to the injured crew by the ICG ship.

Further details are being ascertained.

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