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Thursday, 04 September 2014 - 13:15
Navy brings home 23 fishermen released from India
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Sri Lanka Navy brought home 23 Sri Lankan fishermen released from the Indian custody.

The Indian Coast Guard ship "Vishwast" transferred the 23 Sri Lankan fishermen along with their four fishing boats to the Sri Lankan naval personnel at the International Maritime Boundary Line North of Kankasanthurai yesterday.

The Indian Coast Guard ship Vishwast carrying the Sri Lankan fishermen and towing the four boats has left the coast of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh on August 29th and sailed about 840 kilometers to reach the IMBL.

In 2014 alone, the Coast Guard region has repatriated 171 Indian fishing boats along with 930 crew and 55 Sri Lankan fishing boats and 353 crew members.





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