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Coastguard captures Sri Lankan fishing boat in Maldives EEZ

The Southern Area Coastguard Squadron of MNDF has captured a Sri Lankan fishing boat in the Maldives Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

MNDF says the Sri Lankan fishing boat, Oshadi I, was reported 42 miles outside G. Dh. Gadhdhoo at 1:12 pm last Wednesday.

A team from the Southern Area Coastguard Squadron was immediately dispatched to the area via speedboat. And the fishing boat and the six Sri Lankan citizens on board were brought under the custody of the Coastguard at 4:30 pm on Wednesday.

The Sri Lankan fishing boat was sighted and reported by a local fishing boat, Vaadhee.

Oshadi I was taken to Fuvahmulah City and handed over to Maldives Police Service at 11:40 pm on Wednesday.

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