Coast Guard seizes Pakistani fishing boat off Gujarat coast

Indo Asian News Service

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has seized a Pakistani fishing boat with a crew of nine in Indian waters off the Gujarat coast, an official statement said on Saturday.

"A Coast Guard Ship, whilst on a routine Exclusive Economic Zone patrol, apprehended a Pakistani fishing boat with nine crew members for fishing in our waters at about 3 p.m. yesterday (Friday)," said an official statement from ICG.

"The boat was escorted to Jakhau port (Gujarat). The boat and the crew have been handed over to police for further investigation," it added.

The boat 'Karachi Pakistan', with around 30 kg of fish on board, had originated from Shah Bunder in Pakistan.