Indian Coast Guard Detains Iranian Fishing Vessel off Kerala Coast

Indian Coast Guard Detains Iranian Fishing Vessel off Kerala Coast
Indian Coast Guard Detains Iranian Fishing Vessel off Kerala Coast/@IndiaCoastGaurd
Indian Coast Guard Detains Iranian Fishing Vessel off Kerala Coast
Indian Coast Guard Detains Iranian Fishing Vessel off Kerala Coast/@IndiaCoastGaurd

Indian Coast Guard Detains Iranian Fishing Vessel off Kerala Coast

Indian Coast Guard Detains Iranian Fishing Vessel off Kerala Coast

Indian Coast Guard Detains Iranian Fishing Vessel off Kerala Coast

Key Highlights:

  1. The Indian Coast Guard intercepted an Iranian fishing vessel in the Arabian Sea off Kerala’s coast following allegations of crew exploitation.
  2. The vessel, carrying six Indian crew members, was brought to Kochi for investigation and ensuring crew welfare.
  3. The interception underscores the ICG’s commitment to maritime security and safeguarding seafarers’ rights.

In a swift response to reports of crew exploitation, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) intercepted an Iranian fishing vessel in the Arabian Sea, just off the coast of Kerala. The vessel, with six Indian crew members employed on a contractual basis in Iran, was detained pending investigation into the alleged mistreatment by the boat’s owner.

The ICG’s prompt action highlights its dedication to maritime security and the welfare of seafarers operating in international waters. The vessel was swiftly brought to Kochi for further investigation to verify the allegations and ensure appropriate measures are taken to protect the crew’s rights.

While details of the alleged exploitation remain undisclosed, the ICG’s intervention underscores its commitment to enforcing maritime laws and regulations. The interception follows recent operations demonstrating the ICG’s agility and effectiveness in responding to maritime incidents, including medical evacuations and anti-narcotic operations.

Source: Reuters

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