Fishing boat using dynamite sinks after colliding with Coast Guard vessel

Fishing boat using dynamite sinks after colliding with Coast Guard vessel

Fishing boat using dynamite sinks after colliding with Coast Guard vessel

Written by Zulfick Farzan

16 Jul, 2020 | 7:34 pm

Colombo (News 1st); A fishing boat using illegal fishing practices capsized after colliding with a Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) patrol vessel.

It is reported, the fishermen aboard the ill-fated boat were using dynamite to engage in fishing.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening in the deep seas off Trincomalee when the fishermen attempted to flee the scene following the arrival of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) vessel.

Sri Lanka Navy Spokesperson Captain Indika De Silva said the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) vessel had collided with the fishing boat when Sri Lanka Coast Guard personnel made attempts to inspect the boat.

However, the fishermen allege, the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) purposely crashed on to their boat.

The fishermen and their boat were carried back to shore by a vessel from the Trincomalee Navy Camp.

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